Consultation on the professional registration of playworkers – Play Wales' response

Play Wales publish draft response to the Welsh Government consultation on the professional registration of the playwork and childcare workforce

Free training offered by YGAM

City and Guilds assured gaming and gambling awareness and harm reduction prevention: education is offered on 1st March 10am - 12 noon. This is aimed...

Centering Children's Rights in a time of change- call for articles from Children in Wales

With a new First Minister taking office in March 2024, a UK Government election on the near horizon, and a Senedd election to prepare for in the next...

Lansio hyb ar-lein Rhieni sy'n Cysylltu Cymru Launch of Parent's Connect Hub

Grymuso lleisiau rhieni a gofalwyr i hyrwyddo hawliau plant. Bydd y weminar hon yn lansio hyb ar-lein 'Rhieni sy'n Cysylltu Cymru', a fydd yn darparu...

Meet Area 43 the new providers of Powys schools and community based counselling.

Area 43 provides safe spaces, information, support, counselling and training to young people aged 11 – 25 at their flagship Youth Café, Depot in...

CYP Network with the National Lottery 13th February

Have you booked your place at the next CYP Network? Meet the Lottery and discuss what children and young people in Powys need or want funded. Bring...

Digwyddiad i Lansio Adnodd Gweithredu NYTH/NEST (rhithiol) NYTH/NEST Implementation Tools Workshop (virtual)

Mae NYTH/NEST yn fframwaith ar gyfer creu dull gweithredu system gyfan i wasanaethau iechyd meddwl a llesiant i fabanod, plant a phobl ifanc.


ACEs recovery Toolkit from Calan Domestic Violence Services

Adverse Childhood Experiences are stressful or traumatic experiences including abuse, neglect and a

range of household dysfunctions such as...

On behalf of the Maternity and Neonatal Network, Sands and its charity partners are welcoming bereaved parents and professionals to a series of important listening events in Wales in February and March:

Bereaved parents’ listening events-

This will be an opportunity for parents who have suffered the loss of a pregnancy or death of a baby in Wales...

Support for Exam Stress for young people

Exam time is stressful for both young people and their parents. Mind and other organisations offer support at this time.

Survey - Cost of Living for Community Organisations

A survey to research the effects of the cost-of-living crisis on community organisations in Wales. This research is being undertaken on behalf of...

Crimestoppers launch all Wales campaign - for Vaping

Crimestoppers launches an All-Wales campaign which aims to spotlight the worrying trend in criminal gangs that are using e-cigarettes and vapes to...

Play Wales - Play and Wellbeing

Play Wales have published a summary of the forthcoming Play and Wellbeing report. The summary includes information on :

the scope and approach of the...

Growing Food Together

Cultivate has been awarded a grant by PAVO to carry out lots of cooking on a budget type workshops.

Children's Mental Health week 5-11 February

Place2Be launched the mental health awareness week in 2015 to empower, equip and give a voice to every child in the UK.The theme this year is 2 My...

Playing and Being Well - from Play Wales

This briefing introduces our forthcoming Playing and being well: A review of recent research into children’s play, social policy and practice, with a...

Tesco Stronger Start Fund.

This fund is open to areas around a Tesco store which would include Llanfyllin, and Welshpool when thinking of Tesco in Newtown. Llandindod Tesco and...

Cynllun Datblygu Lleol Newydd Powys (CDLl) – Amcanion, Gweledigaeth a Materion Allweddol - Powys Replacement Local Development Plan (LDP) – Key Issues, Objectives and Vision

Mae Cyngor Sir Powys ar hyn o bryd yn y camau cychwynnol o baratoi CDLl Nwydd, a fydd yn cynllunio ar gyfer anghenion ardal CDLl Powys ar gyfer y...

Calan Domestic Violence Services and Support to children and families in Powys

Calan offer different programmes of support for Children and Young People who have experienced domestic abuse and / or adversity. Including the...

Save the Date! 13th February Children and Young People's Network offers the opportunity to meet the National Lottery

The next meeting of the Children and Young People's Network will be on Tuesday 13th February, 2pm-4pm.

We will be joined by Chris Baker of the...

NSPCC- new learning from case review briefing on parental substance misuse

The briefing looks at case reviews published between 2022 and 2023 involving parental substance use problems. Key learning points include:...

The Youth Parliament for Wales report on the School Day

Over 1500 young people in Wales gave their views about the school day, the Youth Parliament has published a report detailing the findings. These...

The Children's Commissioner for Wales publishes report on Racism in Secondary Schools

Many children and young people experience racism and racist incidents in secondary school, and few have confidence in how this is dealt with,...

Is too little play hurting our kids? - Scientific American

Joseph Polidoro hosts a podcast , with written transcript, discussing the issue of decline in mental health of children and young people and the links...

Children in Wales launch phase 2 of the Cost of Living - an Eco Friendly life research.

This project will look at the barriers young people in Wales face when trying to live a sustainable life, led by 12 young people who have been trained...

Save the Date! 13th February, 2pm 2024

Join the Children and Young People's Network to chat to the National Lottery about Funding for children and young people in Powys.

Play Radnor offer a blog on "Why play is important to children's emotional wellbeing"

“Children need the freedom and the time to play;

play is not a luxury, play is a necessity." (Kay Redfield Jamison).

For Sports and other Children's clubs

NSPCC have released a webinar on bullying in sport. Do you know the differences between banter and bullying?

First Podcast from Cybliau Plant Cymru

The first ever podcast by Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs covers the topic of risky play and the benefits to the children, including how to remove...

Welsh Government consultation on the structure of the School Year.

The consultation covers 3 matters - The principle of modifying the school year

Options for implementing changes to the school year including being...

Introduction to Childcare

WeCare Wales is delighted to offer young individuals a unique opportunity to explore the dynamic world of childcare and discover promising career...

NSPCC Online Safety Youth Taskforce

The NSPCC has opened applications for its Online Safety Youth Taskforce, for young people aged 13 to 16 across the UK, to help shape decisions about...

Report from the Outdoor Partnership

The report looks at the barriers some people face to accessing the outdoors. including community cohesion, health and wellbeing and equality and...

Cylchlythyr Gwasanaeth Gwybodaeth i Deuluoedd Powys Family Information Christmas Newsletter

Yn y cylchlythyr hwn ceir gwybodaeth am greu ‘anrheg Nadolig i ymdawelu’ sy’n llawn offer rheoli emosiynau i bob oedran, rhoi’r rhodd o amser i’ch...

UNICEF report on historic trends and current levels of child poverty in 43 OECD/EU countries.

The report finds that: within a ranking of countries based on their most recent rates of child income poverty and the proportional change in that rate...

Report of recent Nyth / Nest Community of Practice

The next meeting is on 28 February 2024 and it will focus on latest developments and plans for the NEST programme

Dibenion gwario’r dyfodol ar gyfer cyllid asedau segur yng Nghymru The future spending purposes for dormant assets funding in Wales.

Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn ymgynghori ar ddibenion gwario’r dyfodol ar gyfer cyllid asedau segur yng Nghymru. Mae Cronfa Gymunedol y Loteri Genedlaethol...

Area 43 the new provider of School Counselling for Powys

Find out more about the new school counselling service.

Battle Scars charity, information and advice and training for professionals

Online peer support groups for adults wherever they live in the UK . Battle Scars Discovery Journal for young people in the UK aged 10-17, Battle...

YGAM fully funded training for Youth Workers in Wales

The session provides you with the tools to safeguard and build the resilience of young people against gaming and gambling related harms. On...

Welsh Government consultation on professional registration of the childcare and playwork workforce launched.

Julie Morgan MS has announced the launch of the Welsh Government consultation on professional registration of the childcare and playwork workforce. ...

Stop Loan Sharks Wales

It is a shocking fact that over one million adults in the UK have borrowed money from a loan shark and are suffering as a result.

Since the COVID-19...

Community Saftey Partnership Home Office Review- survey for organisations

In 2022, the Government's internal review of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) recommended that the Home Office conduct a full review of CSPs...

Expansion of Flying Start in Powys

Flying Start is a Welsh Government programme for families with children under 4 years of age in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Wales. In...

Welsh Government Nyth/Nest Self Assessment feedback for Powys

The information Powys has sent in will be used to create national NYTH/NEST reporting using the reporting template agreed by RPB NEST leads. Welsh...

Tender open for Powys Community Additional Needs Service for children young people and their families

This contract is to deliver support for children and young people with a disability, those with additional learning needs and their families across...

PAVO Children and Young People's Network - Join us on 12th December

The next Children and Young People's Network is on Tuesday 12th December at 10am, online. Sharon Titley lead for Powys County Council Nyth/Nest...

Children , Violence and vulnerability 2023

The Youth Endowment Fund has published a report on children’s experiences of violence in England and Wales which includes a survey of over 7,500...

NSPCC, Action for Children, Barnardos, The Children's Society, and the National Children's Bureau call for children to be put at the heart of the next government.

A lack of political vision and ambition to improve childhoods is holding this nation back. Babies, children and young people in the UK have been...

Victim Support's Children and Young People's Supporters Toolkit

This World Children’s Day, Victim Support shared their Children & Young People’s Supporters Toolkit – this is aimed at anyone working with Children &...

Children in Wales 30th Anniversary magazine

The 30th anniversary issue features articles by more than 20 partners sharing their journeys to making children’s rights a priority within their...

Cardiff is the Uk's first UNICEF Child Friendly City

Cardiff has received global recognition as the first city in the UK to be awarded UNICEF Child Friendly City status. Cardiff's Child Friendly Strategy...

Lleisiau’r Trydydd Sector PAVO Third Sector Voices Podcast

Mae ein pennod gyntaf yn canolbwyntio ar rôl Prif Swyddog Gweithredol PAVO, Clair Swales.

Daeth Clair yn Brif Swyddog Gweithredol interim ym mis...

LGBTQ+ Welsh Government Action Plan Update

Since the publication of the LGBTQ+ Action Plan for Wales, we have focused our efforts on putting the plan into practice. Some of our key updates...

Sports Powys - do you know of the support they offer to community groups of all ages.

Sport Powys offers a wide range of inclusive sport and physical activity opportunities, advice, sign posting, skills development and training. By...

PAVO Mental Health webpages for children and young people

The PAVO Mental Health webpages created with and for young people are now available in Welsh. They have resources, organisations that can help and...

New Publication from the Home Office regarding County Lines and exploitation of children

A newly published document from the Home Office in respect of County Line Exploitation. There is some useful guidance, links and things to look for...

Ymgynghoriad Cyllided Plismona Policing Budget Consultation

Fel eich Comisiynydd Heddlu a Throseddu ar gyfer Dyfed-Powys, fy nyletswydd i yw sicrhau gwasanaeth plismona effeithiol ac effeithlon ar gyfer ein...

Report from the Youth Parliament- and an opportunity to watch the final meeting of the year

Following a consultation with over 1,300 young people, adults and professionals, the Welsh Youth Parliament’s Climate and Environment Committee...

Rhwydwaith Iechyd Cyhoeddus Cymru Plant a'r argyfwng costau byw yng Nghymru - Public Health Network Wales - Children and the cost of living crisis in Wales

Mae'r argyfwng costau byw yn cael, a bydd yn parhau i gael, effeithiau eang a hirdymor ar fywydau pobl o ddydd i ddydd yng Nghymru, ond gydag...

The Mid and West Wales Safeguarding Board Conference at The Royal Welsh Showground - 16th November

The theme of the conference is Safeguarding in Rural Communities with a focus on Mental Health. 9am - 4.30pm


Launch Event: National Framework for Social Prescribing (NFfSP) in Wales

Following the Welsh Government’s Programme for Government commitment to develop a National Framework for Social Prescribing in Wales, we are delighted...

Rheolaeth ariannol elusennau – Rheoli costau a chyllidebauCharity financial management – Managing costs & budgets- training offered by WCVA

Mae’r cwrs hwn yn galluogi cyfranogwyr i bennu cost y gwasanaethau a ddarperir gan eu mudiad, a chynhyrchu a monitro cyllidebau a llif arian parod. ...

Sandy Bear are working to improve and develop the bereavement services that children in Wales can access. A survey for those under 11 is available

See the Google Survey to share with the children who you think might like to have their voices heard. The voice of any child, bereaved or not, is...

Wales - Children and Young People's Bereavement Survey

Work is currently underway to improve and develop the bereavement services that children and young people in Wales can access. Feedback from this...

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday 29th November, 12noon - 4pm.

PAVO is relaunching the Health & Wellbeing Network for Powys Third Sector on Wednesday 29th November, 12noon - 4pm at The Strand Hall, Builth Wells,...

Training offered by Children in Wales-

In the new year Children in Wales are offering: Anxiety in Young People, Understanding Theory and Practical Solutions.

Identity and Self Esteem in...

New Action for Children report on school attendance

Action for Children has published a report into school refusal which looks at the experiences of parents and carers in the UK. The report includes...

NSPCC sharing the learning from Early Years Programme

NSPCC Learning has published a briefing collating learning from NSPCC early years work with expectant parents and children aged 5 and under. The...

Cymryd Rhan offer charities an Independent Examination

If a charity is registered with the Charity Commission and it's annual turnover is more than £25,000 but less than £1million -

it is required to have...

Cyfarwyddwr Addysg a Gwasanaethau Plant i ymddeol Director of Education and Children’s Services to retire

Cyhoeddwyd y bydd Cyfarwyddwr Addysg a Gwasanaethau Plant Cyngor Sir Powys, Lynette Lovell yn ymddeol o’i swydd gyda’r cyngor y flwyddyn nesaf. Yn gyn...

Severn Wye Drop in offers

Powys Advocates work with people in fuel poverty, giving advice, support, and advocacy.  We help people understand how they’re using energy and how...

Consultation- Creating a smokefree generation and tackling youth vaping

Tobacco smoking is the single most preventable cause of ill health, disability, and death in the UK - the proposed actions could make a huge...

National Out of School Childcare Club Survey with Clybiau Plant Cymru

Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Clubs is asking all out of school childcare clubs across Wales to complete the 2023 Club Survey. The aim of the survey is to...

Sefydliad Elusennol Ovo Gwobr Natur yn y Du 2024 - The OVO Charitable Foundation Nature Prize in the UK 2024 With Let's Go Zero

Mae 10 gwobr o £1,000 a 15 gwobr o £200 ar gael i ysgolion, colegau a meithrinfeydd y DU i alluogi staff a myfyrwyr ysgol i greu prosiectau creadigol...

Welsh Government respond to the recent Ministerial Review of Play

The Deputy Minister for Social Services, Julie Morgan MS has responded to the recommendations in the Ministerial Review of Play steering group report.

Pupil Wellbeing - SHRN research

Nearly half (48%) of Welsh children aged seven to 11 are regularly using social media, according to a survey led by academics at Cardiff University....

Children and Young People's Network Nyth/Nest meeting 12th December

Join us for the Children and Young People's Network on Tuesday 12th December. Meet Sharon Titley , Nyth/Nest lead for Powys and hear what Nyth/Nest...

Children in Wales - New Parternship with PACEY Cymru

Children in Wales and the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY) have formed an exciting new partnership. This partnership...

Fighting with Pride - Podcast as part of "You had me at Hello"

Fighting With Pride supports the health and wellbeing of LGBT+Veterans, service personnel and their families – in particular those most impacted by...

Resources from School Beat Cymru to support safety messages at Halloween and Bonfire Night

This year in Wales, the Police and Fire Service will lead on the annual Halloween and Bonfire Night Safety Campaign – Operation Be a Nice Guy.We’ll be...

Communities for Work Plus helps job seekers 16+ access the right support at the right time.

Communities for Work Plus Powys is a mentoring scheme that allows anyone over 16 across Powys to access expert advice and guidance to help them...

Eco Schools with Keep Wales Tidy

In Wales, Eco-Schools is managed by Keep Wales Tidy, a charity set up over 50 years ago with a focus on making Wales a cleaner, greener and healthier...

Wild Skills Wild Spaces- Wellbeing in Nature with Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

Wild Skills Wild Spaces is a pioneering and award-winning project that boosts people’s mental and physical wellbeing by reconnecting them with...

Children's Mental Health Week - 5th - 11th February 2024

The theme for the next Children's Mental Health Week will be " My Voice Matters"


My Voice Matters is about empowering children and young people by...

DPJ Foundation launches bilingual children's book series to provide bereavement support - with a Powys connection!

On Tuesday 10 October 2023, World Mental Health Awareness Day, The DPJ Foundation shared their first series of therapeutic children’s picture books...

Hey Girls ! Period Dignity programme

Rydym wedi derbyn arian oddi wrth Lywodraeth Cymru ar gyfer 2023/24 i ddarparu nwyddau mislif am ddim i fenywod a merched yn ein cymuned. Fel rhan o’r...

Healthy Start programme in Powys - help to buy healthy food and milk for a child under 4

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk.

If you’re eligible,...

Big Sky Scheme - Children in Need

As part of their work to support children and young people in rural areas BBC Children in Need is delighted to present their Big Sky Programme. The...

 Hafren Dyfrdwy area - core funds for community groups and organisations

Hafren Dyfrdwy say- we recognise though that with the current cost of living crisis the priority need in our communities is for support with core and...

NSPCC Updated guidance for safeguarding children in out of school settings.

The briefing has been updated to reflect the changes to the guidance that were published in September 2023. This includes information on new...

New bereavement resources for children and young people

As you may be aware, the Bereavement Working Group was set up last year to produce bereavement resources for families and professionals to use.

Democratic Health of community and town councils - Call for Evidence

The Welsh Government has created a Democratic Health Task and Finish Group to review the health of community and town councils in Wales.



New! - In work service support for 16+ launched by Mid and North Powys Mind.

The In-Work Support Service is a new, Welsh Government funded service being delivered by Minds in Powys. It is a 2 years’ project focussed on reducing...

The National Academy for Social Prescribing have produced guidance for small charities on how to apply for funds for social prescribing projects.

Social prescribing needs investment for communities to thrive, and this starts at a hyper local level. Small groups and organisations know the...

PAVO - Autumn edition CEO Connecting

It is clear that the summer season in Powys would look very different without the help of volunteers who work tirelessly to

organise local shows and...

The Welsh Government has published a children and young people’s version of the Ministerial Review of Play Steering Group Report.

Play Wales was commissioned to produce the children's version, A Review of Play in Wales – What it means for children and young people. It provides an...

Opportunity to join the Young Person's Guarantee Advisory Board

Young Wales have an Exciting opportunity to join the Young Person’s Guarantee Advisory board -Looking for a young person aged 16 - 24 with a passion...

Sustrans launch Active Travel Toolkit for Schools

Welsh Government has partnered with Sustrans Cymru, who are providing a comprehensive toolkit to support schools in creating an active travel school...

Children in Wales launches its 7th Annual Child & Family Poverty Survey Findings

Poverty denies children and young people many of their rights. The practitioners and professionals who responded to this survey, work with a minimum...

Child employment and Child Performance licenses - do you know the rules?

The employment of children is covered by strict rules and regulations which protect children from any harm or being exploited and to make sure the...

Lucy Faithfull Foundation launches new website SHORE to help teenagers tackle harmful sexual behaviour

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has seen a 32% increase in under-18s contacting them about their sexual thoughts or behaviour, and a 26% rise in adults...

A new report on the rise in Child Exploitation by " Sextortion"

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has published an article which reports a rise in children tricked into sharing sexual images of themselves by...

WCVA Training - An introduction to Data Protection for the Voluntary Sector

This half day course will provide you with key information about UK Data Protection legislation including the EU & UK GDPR, providing you with an...

Coming later in the year - Big Sky - funding for rurally isolated children from the National Lottery

As part of our work to support children and young people in rural areas BBC Children in Need is delighted to present our Big Sky Programme. The...

Playwork resources for those working or volunteering in Play

Play Wales offer a wide range of resources on their website covering every aspect of play and playwork. If young people are considering Play Work...

Victim Support offer FREE Hate Crime/ Mate Crime/ ASB Training

Would learning more about Hate Crime and Mate Crime support your work.

Cwnsela Annibynnol, Ysgol a Chymunedol Pobl Ifanc / Young People’s Independent, School & Community Based Counselling

Rydym yn falch o gadarnhau bod Area 43 wedi sicrhau contract cwnsela newydd i bobl ifanc ym Mhowys. Bydd Area 43 yn dechrau'r gwasanaeth cwnsela...

What does ‘Advocacy’ actually mean and why is it important?

We often hear that many people haven't heard about advocacy and may not know when it might be able to support them or someone they know

Research Project- Expressions of Interest- Have you been pregnant or given birth in the last 2 years?

Have you been pregnant or given birth in the last two years and called NHS 111 Wales?

Save the Date! 12th December for a Nyth / Nest workshop for the third sector

The next CYP Network will be focussed on the Nyth / Nest Framework and how it affects those who work or volunteer in the third sector. Join us on...

Sharing Information and Child Protection - new guidance from the Information Commissioner

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published new guidance on data protection when sharing information to safeguard children.The guidance...

"Building Connections" new service for young people to help tackle loneliness from NSPCC

The NSPCC has launched Building Connections, a new online service developed to help young people tackle loneliness. Over 11 sessions, trained Building...

Arolwg Fêpio ym Mhowys - Vaping in Powys Survey

Mae fêpio wedi datblygu i fod yn broblem gynyddol ledled Cymru ac rydyn ni’n cynnal arolwg i ddarganfod oddi wrth y gweithwyr proffesiynol ym Mhowys...

3 Questions for the parents you work with.

Support the parents you know to answer just three questions to help Welsh Government hear what support do parents need, want, find useful? Could they...

What Children say about Play in Wales 2022 - Play Wales report published.

In our new research report, What children say about play in Wales: 2022, nearly 7,000 children and teenagers in Wales tell us about how satisfied they...

Energy Saving Trust Foundation - Youth Climate Action Fund

Charities and other organisations providing youth-led projects focused on empowering young people to tackle the climate crisis are being invited to...

The Welsh Affairs Committee are asking : Why are younger people leaving Wales?

The Welsh Affairs Committee has today launched a new inquiry looking at population change in Wales. Wales has a larger proportion of older people than...

Hope Support Services - for young people in Powys

If you are 5-25 and have a loved one who is seriously ill, Hope Support is there to help

New independent chair for the Association of Play Industries - Amanda Gummer

“The need for children to play outdoors freely and safely has never been so important and I’m looking forward to working with our members to promote...

Opportunity to join the Youth Forum fo the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed Powys

The Dyfed Police and Crime Commissioner is looking for young people from Powys to join the Youth Forum . I am looking to recruit up to 20 youth forum...

Armed Forces Families Fund - Early Years Programme

This programme will award grants of between £5,000 and £80,000 on behalf of the MOD’s Armed Forces Families Fund Early Years Programme for projects...

Call for articles to celebrate 30th years of Children in Wales and Children's Rights

Children in Wales celebrate 30 years. For the Autumn and Winter magazines we're doing things a bit differently -


* Part 1 - the Autumn edition...

Arolwg Rhianta Powys - Powys Parenting Survey - Feedback needed from the parents you work with

Rydym ni’n edrych ar y gefnogaeth sydd ar gael i Rieni a hoffem ofyn am eich cyngor am ein gwasanaethau

We are looking at the support available to...

Support from Severn Wye Engery Agency

Severn Wye offer a fully funded programme of energy advocacy for people in Powys, to help them save energy and reduce their energy costs, over the...

The Walter Dicki Leadership Bursary for leaders in the third sector

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to support a vital leader in the voluntary sector, giving them the capacity to grow, develop and increase...

New report - the barriers and facilitators of interventions in Child Mental Heath

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) has published a new podcast episode about a paper on interventions in children and...

Save the Date! National Play Conference - the first since 2019!

A Ministerial Review of Play in Wales: what nextt?.23 November 2023 (9:00am - 4:30pm)

Mercure Holland House Hotel, Cardiff

This conference will...

Pathfinder - resources for continence in young children

As part of the Early Years Integration Transformation Programme (PATHFINDER) developing a more joined up responsive approach for support for children...

Read the blog setting out the Nyth Nest Framework in Powys

Sharon Titley Nyth Nest lead for Powys County Council sets out the Nyth Nest Framework and how it intends to support babies, children and young people...

Hey Girls! Powys Council 2023-2024

Funded by the Welsh Government, Powys County Council are working to promote period dignity.

The British Youth Council's Youth Select Committee open an investigation into the rising cost of living on young people.

The British Youth Council’s Youth Select Committee has launched a call for evidence on the impact of the rising cost of living on the health and...

Welsh Government Baby Bundle Scheme

The aim is to provide a scheme, which is open to all new and expectant parents in Wales. Bundles would be offered to all families free of charge for...

Join us for Funding Fairs

Join PAVO for Funding Fairs across Powys. If you are involved with a local group, club, organisation or charity looking for funding? Then these...

Brecon Beacons Local Nature Partnership Connector Grants 2023/24

Grants (fully funded) are now available to individuals, charities and community groups who wish to create, enhance or restore nature networks. These...

Welsh Government Childcare and Play Survey

Alma Economics has been commissioned by the Welsh Government to undertake research into the childcare and playwork workforce in Wales with the aim of...

From Play Wales - A response to decentralised governance of human rights: a Children’s Rights Approach in Wales

Rhian Croke and Simon Hoffman of Swansea University have published in The International Journal of Human Rights.This article reports on research...

Ambitions for Wales - report from the Children's Commissioner

A total of 8,330 children and young people shared their views with us through our Ambitions for Wales survey. Over 1,000 parents, carers, and...

Trends in Children's Play a new report

Trends in Children’s Street Play, a new report conducted by Play England in partnership with Save the Children UK, has found that one of the most...

PAVO training opportunities in September

Shared Power - using your lived experience to help in the planning and development of Health and Wellbeing Services in Powys , Writing a Funding Bid...

Making a Difference in Powys Fund

The aim of the Making a Difference in Powys fund is to grow the capacity of local organisations to deliver new activities that address the priorities...

For all community sports clubs

NSPCC Learning has launched a safeguarding in sport package of elearning courses aimed at professionals with a lead role in running a sport or...

Research in Practice - the use of digital technologies in Social Work

Research in Practice has published three videos on the use of digital technologies in social work. The videos cover: the implications for children and...

Llais unveils new initiative to amplify Welsh language voices in shaping health and social care in Wales.

Llais has established a collaborative partnership with Yr Urdd, Merched y Wawr, Mudiad Meithrin and Mudiad Ffermwyr Ifanc Cymru.

It will enable...

Play Wales - Webinar - What Makes a Great Place to Play 4th October

Outdoor play is important for children’s health, wellbeing and happiness, but we see a decline in this type of play. Children of all ages consistently...

Free Webinar on Suicide for World Suicide Prevention Day 7th September

Join on 7th September for the World Suicide Prevention Day webinar, on Zoom from 10am - 12pm to learn more about ways you can support those feeling...

Children and Young People's Network

The next Children and Young People's network meeting is to be held on Tuesday 5th September, 2pm. Come and meet colleagues from all sectors, discuss...

Cymuned Ymarfer ar gyfer plant a phobl ifanc ag anabledd dysgu. Community of Practice for childen and young people with a learnign disability.

Rydym yn chwilio am gyd-gadeirydd i helpu i arwain a datblygu'r gymuned ymarfer (CoP) plant a phobl ifanc wrth i ni barhau i weithio gyda'n...

Nyth/ Nest in Action

Examples of work from around Wales showcasing the Nyth/ Nest principles.

Gwaith Ieuenctid Cymru - Youth Work Wales

Diweddariad gan y Bwrdd Gweithredu Strategaeth Gwaith Ieuenctid – Awst 2023: Youth Work Strategy Implementation

Board update – August 2023:


Tîm Ymyrraeth Ieuenctid Powys Youth Intervention Team

Problemau capasiti presennol yn y Tîm Ymyrraeth Ieuenctid. Capacity issues within the Youth Intervention Team .

Youth Led Grant Scheme

The Youth Led Grant Scheme is now Open! Closes 11th September 2023

Report of children's wellbeing from parental experience of labour market in pandemic

The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has published a report on parents’ experiences in the UK labour market during the pandemic and the impact on...

Community Ownership Fund

The goals of the fund are:

support community groups to take ownership of assets which are at risk of being lost to the community

support community...

Trends in Children's Play - a new report

Trends in Children’s Street Play, a new report conducted by Play England in partnership with Save the Children UK, has found that one of the most...

Call for articles to celebrate 30 Years of Children in Wales!

The Autumn edition will focus on capturing all the positive work that has been happening across Wales over the last 30 years, in terms of recognising...

Save the Date! Now and Beyond 2024!

7th February 2024 marks the return of the fourth annual FREE virtual mental health festival for educational settings

Health and Care Plan Published.

A document which outlines Powys Regional Partnership Board’s (RPB) shared vision, objectives and priorities for the next five years has been...

Welsh Youth Parliament Survey for Young People on the School Day

Opportunity for the young people you work with to have their say - take part in the My School Day Survery

To celebrate National Play Day 2nd August on the theme Playing on a Shoestring

Playful Childhoods website offer many ideas for playing at no or very low cost. With top tips for playing outside and for playing in the holidays....

Mid and South West Wales Community Cohesion Small Grants Scheme 2023-24

This year the Mid and West Wales Community Cohesion Team are specifically encouraging applications from those interested in coordinating projects...

The Childrens Commissioner for Wales - Three Year Strategy 2023- 2026

The strategy outlines the steps the Commissioner will take over the next three years to improve children's lives in Wales.

The vision - A Wales...

Gwahoddiad gan Hwb Cymunedol y Taj Mahal - Invitation from the Taj Mahal Community Hub Machynlleth.

Mae Sandra yn Hwb Cymunedol y Taj Mahal yn dechrau trefnu Bore Coffi rheolaidd yn yr hwb ar fore Mercher gan wahodd sefydliadau a grwpiau i gymryd...

Do you want to engage with your youngest service users ? Children in Wales have resources for engagement with the very young

Listening is about finding ways to communicate and finding opportunities, techniques and approaches for children to express their views.


The Commission on Young Lives and Manchester Centre for Youth Studies publish report on girls at risk of criminal and sexual exploitation

The report discusses issues around reliable data due to: under-reporting of concerns or offences relating to exploitation; and stereotypical...

Child sexual exploitation - Learning from case review

The briefing includes key learning around: identifying children and young people at risk of CSE; recognising and responding to signs of CSE; and the...

New Film - This is why play is so important

The short film has a strong focus on children and teenagers’ voices – they tell us what play means to them. The film portrays why play is vital to...

"Parenting, Give it Time " Information for Partners

An information pack for all those working with parents and carers, on the Welsh Government's Parenting Support.

Guidance for Parents and all those working or volunteering with children around Vaping

The resource is being launched as a first step in supporting parents, teachers and other professionals working with young people to talk about the...

Cymuned Ymarfer (CoP) ar gyfer plant a phobl ifanc (CYP) ag anabledd dysgu - Community of Practice (CoP) for children and young people (CYP) with a learning disability

Rydym yn chwilio am gyd-gadeirydd i helpu i arwain a datblygu'r gymuned ymarfer plant a phobl ifanc wrth i ni barhau i weithio gyda'n rhanddeiliaid i...

Children and Young People's Network

Join colleagues from all sectors to discuss the issues and challenges you are hearing from the communities you serve. Share information, network and...

First in Wales - Mental Health Hub for Young People

The 24/7 Crisis Hwb facility has been established in Carmarthen by Hywel Dda University Health Board, thanks to a commitment in the Co-operation...

Playgrounds and their importance for developing and freeing children

Read The future is a playground -Designers and children are reinventing play spaces for a changing world by Kaitlin Gibson and listen to the Podcast...

Careers in Health and Social Care

A careers in health and social care in Powys webpage is now up and running on the Regional Partnership Board website:

Children in Wales 30th Anniversary competition for schools and community groups

A creative opportunity for schools, community groups, childcare and play settings to raise awareness of Children’s Rights and get children and young...

Playful Childhoods

Top tips for playing in and enjoying nature with children of all ages

Cruse offer free Bereavement Training

Cruse Bereavement Support is able to offer a 3 hour 'Impact of Bereavement on Children and Young People' training course, which can be delivered in...

Children in Wales training

Forthcoming training from Children in Wales includes: Managing for the first time, Uncooperative behaviour and disguised compliance; a focus on...

The Tree Council Branching out fund for Schools and Community Organisations

THE TREE COUNCIL BRANCHING OUT FUND – Grants of between £200 and £2,000 are available to a range of not-for-profit organisations, including town and...

Report of Welsh Government Emotional and Mental Health Community of Practice.

A workshop was held on 11th July, the report summarises the key points from the 8th meeting of people from across Wales involved in a Community of...

Window opens for new applications for UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Another application window has been launched as part of an exciting funding programme which could help Powys communities build pride in place,...

Summer Holidays - Free Meals for Children.

All the places for children to eat for free or £1.00 during the six week summer holidays.

Powys Youth Justice team seek volunteers to support young people

Powys Youth Justice Service and the Young people of Powys requires a special kind of person who can help repair the harm caused by Young People who...

Improving Multi agency Information Sharing

The Department for Education (DfE) has published a policy paper on information sharing which explores the barriers and potential enablers to better...

Schools Essential Grant to support families for next term

Children whose families are on lower incomes and qualify for certain benefits can apply for a grant of £125 per learner and £200 for learners entering...

Adolygiad Diogelu Unedig Sengl Single Unified Safeguarding Review

Sesiwn Friffio 7 Munud ADUS SUSR 7 minute briefing

Music Funding for community organisations and schools

MUSIC FOR ALL COMMUNITY PROJECT GRANTS - Grants and awards, usually equivalent to £1,500, are available to not-for-profit organisations, including...

Welsh Government publish Events Sector Jobs The Welsh Government has published new resources, as part of the Early Childhood Play, Learning and Care approach for 0-5 year-olds in Wales.

The early years play a significant role in childhood as well as in shaping our futures. To ensure that all children aged 0 to 5 years have the best...

The UN Committee publish findings on the Rights of the Child in the UK

The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child has published its latest findings about the UK’s implementation of children’s rights. The...

The Role of Play in Society - new paper from Play Wales

Simon Weedy writes - Child in the City

This article reports on the publication of the Play Wales briefing paper, Playing and being well: A review of...

Adolygiad Hamdden Powys 2033 - Powys Leisure Review 2023

Mae Cyngor yn cynnal adolygiad o ganolfannau hamdden ym Mhowys, fel rhan o adolygiad ehangach o wasanaethau’r Cyngor. Byddwn yn ystyried y...

New NASP ( National Academy for Social Prescribing) Children and Young People’s Social Prescribing Evidence Review Published

Social prescribing can support people of all ages, but there has historically been a greater emphasis on working with adults. However, there are a...

The Service Children's Awards Cymru 2023

The Service Children Awards Cymru will be brought to you in partnership with Veterans Awards CIC, SSCE Cymru, supported by the Armed Forces in Wales...

Welsh Government Consultation on the Draft Child Poverty Strategy

This draft strategy has been co-constructed with families with lived experience of poverty and the organisations that support them. he major levers...

Proposed changes to legislation on social care and continuing health care – consultation – summary of responses

The Welsh Government consulted between 17 August and 7 November 2022 on legislative proposals in four areas:


• eliminating profit from the care...

Youth volunteering opportunities with the Welsh Centre for International Affairs

The Welsh Centre for International Affairs (WCIA) is a registered charity that inspires people in Wales to learn about and act on global issues, so...

DPJ Foundation training offered

Free courses on Mental Health Awareness in Agriculture in Wales and Understanding Bereavement and Grief.

Youth Parliament Consultation on the length of the school day

Young People's experience at school should be fun, educational, and inspiring, but sometimes access to more creative and physical activities is...

Welsh Government consultation on Children and Young People in Poverty

The Welsh Government have opened a consultation to gather views on their five objectives to improve the lives of children and young people in poverty....

International experts highlight the importance of Early Years support for children.

Ofsted has published a report on international perspectives on early years and how policies and services in England compare. Findings include: many...

Service Children Awareness Raising Sessions

Awareness Raising sessions are offered on Friday 7th July 1.30 - 3.30pm and

Wednesday 12th July 10-12 noon.


Children's Participation and Rights Training with Children in Wales

Children's Rights and Participation for those under 12, for 11-25s and for Early Years

Tenders sought for Powys young people's independent school counselling servcies

This is a formal invitation to submit a fixed price to deliver the service.

It is anticipated that the service mobilisation date will be 1st October...

Anti-Racist Wales Further Education Research

Researchers would like to speak to people from ethnic minority backgrounds who are enrolled on (or have recently been enrolled on) Further Education,...

Mental Health Strategy

The Welsh Government is developing a new national mental health strategy and we want to hear your views on what this should look like. We have...

Highlights of the Welsh Government Basic Income conference

The Basic Income for Care Leavers in Wales Pilot is supporting 500 young people leaving care with an income of £1280 (after tax) per month for three...

Powys Support Services Framework for Children, young people, and families

The framework is an established and pre checked list of individuals and organisations that Powys County Council staff can use to assist and enhance...

Ymgynghoriad Strategaeth Tlodi Plant Cymru Consultation on the Draft Child Poverty Strategy

Mae'r strategaeth hon wedi'i chreu ar y cyd â theuluoedd sydd â phrofiad bywyd o dlodi a'r sefydliadau sy'n eu cefnogi. Mae dros 3,300 o unigolion,...

Children's Commissioner for Wales' response to Welsh Government Draft Child Poverty Strategy

“Poverty is the biggest issue affecting children in Wales, and tackling it effectively is the Welsh Government’s biggest task.


“It’s hugely...

The Parent Infant Foundation launch new resouces after survey

The survey of over 1,000 women across the UK found that more than one in ten struggled to bond with their baby in the first few weeks after birth.

CEO Connecting.

We're delighted to share our Summer edition of our 'CEO Connecting,' newsletter from our Chief Executive Officer, Clair Swales.

Free online training, information and wellbeing sessions for family carers.

Carers Wales offer a calendar of free online training and well-being/information sessions coming up for carers in July onwards. They are all online...

CGGC / WCVA Cwrs Rheoli Risg - Risk Management Course

Nod y cwrs yw gwella gallu pobl i nodi, asesu a rheoli risgiau mewn mudiad.

The aim of the course is to enhance people’s ability to identify, assess...

Funding - Local Places for Nature

The Powys Nature Partnership is offering partners, organisations, and services the chance to bid for grant funding to create local places for nature...

PAVO Leadership Network

Do you lead an organisation? Would you like to meet other leaders in a supportive environment?

July 13th, 2- 3.30pm by zoom.

For Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

This Infant Mental Health Awareness Week, NSPCC Learning has collated a range of services and resources to help professionals support parents and...

Supporting your volunteers with a network and training.

Digwyddiad Rhwydwaith Cynnwys Gwirfoddolwyr - trafod materion allweddol yn ymwneud â gwirfoddoli

PAVO Volunteer Involvers Network event - discuss...

Play and Wellbeing - a briefing from Play Wales

Play Wales has published a new briefing note to introduce the forthcoming Playing and being well:Looking at a relational capability approach as a new...

Mental Health Support in Higher Education

The Senedd recently published a report into the Children, Young People and Education Committee's review into mental health support in higher...

The Future Generations Commissioner - help set the course for the future

The Future Generations Commissioner is gathering information and speaking with a wide range of people and organisations to help shape Our Future...

Play Suficiency - A population health priority , a report by Ludicology

We need to protect and improve children’s opportunities to play in the public realm and what local government and health organizations can do about...

Children and Young People's network 5th September

Meet colleagues from all sectors and share issues and opportunities for working together.

THINK launch Transport Issues in Rural Communities small grants - DEADLINE 15th July

THINK welcome you to submit a proposal on the role of transport in creating healthy rural communities. We welcome exploratory projects from...

Powys Child Poverty Task Force

Development of the Powys Child Poverty Task Force and plan.

Do you know a young person who would like to be a Youth Panelist for Young Minds mental health charity?

The Youth Panel is a two-year voluntary programme where your child will influence our charity, the way that we work and the work that we do. Open...

Welsh Charity Awards 2023 – nominations now open

The Welsh Charity Awards are back! The awards, organised by WCVA, recognise and celebrate the fantastic contribution charities, community groups,...

Gwobrau Elusennau Cymru - Welsh Charity Awards

Enwebiadau nawr ar agor! - Nominations are now open!

Brake - " Kid's Walk" - Road Safety event for Schools 14th June.

On Wednesday 14 June 2023 Thousands of children aged 4-11 across the UK will take part in a short, supervised walk and classroom or assembly...

Single Unified Safeguarding Review - 7 minute briefing

The Approved Chairs and Reviewers List Update. Research has found that the issues surrounding the capacity of Chairs and Reviewers to carry out...

Sefydliad Cymunedol Cymru - Cronfa Costau Byw Community Foundation Wales - Cost of Living Fund

Mae’r grwpiau rydym yn awyddus i’w cefnogi yn darparu gwasanaethau a gweithgareddau a fydd yn gwneud gwahaniaeth enfawr i deuluoedd ac unigolion lleol...

Applications for the UK's biggest match funded campaign, The Christmas Challenge are now open.

The campaign will run around #GivingTuesday, from 28 Nov- 5 Dec. Last year we raised over £28.6m for 1021 charities Applications are open now until...

Children's Sports Coaching Resources

The Children’s Coaching Collaborative (CCC) have created a resource hub to support children’s coaching and help prioritise the rights and needs of all...

Senedd Cymru has called for urgent reforms to end the increasing numbers of children in Care.

Strengthening the legal rights of young people in care must be a priority if Welsh Government is to achieve “radical reform” and reverse a frightening...

Traumatic Experiences of Child Refugees - How how history can help us understand the plight facing young refugees today

An online session via Teams presented by Dr Andrea Hammel, Reader in German / Director, Centre for the Movement of People (CMOP), Aberystwyth...

Invitation to Apply - Voluntary Youth Work Organisations Support Scheme

“Introducing the Voluntary Youth Work Organisations Support Scheme (VYWOSS), a new initiative aimed at providing funding to voluntary youth work...

Welsh Government Anti Racism resources for childcare and Playwork professionals.

The resources have been developed as part of the Welsh Government’s Anti-Racist Wales Action Plan (ARWAP) and aim to ensure workforces understand and...

NSPCC briefing - children's mental health , the results from case reviews.

NSPCC Learning has published a briefing looking at learning from case reviews involving children struggling with their mental health. Analysis of case...

Senedd Consultation on disabled children's access to childcare and education

The Children, Young People and Education Committee is conducting an inquiry into childcare and education access for disabled children and young people...

Health recommendations for adolescents' use of social media.

The American Psychological Association (APA) has published a report on the effects of social media use on adolescents. The report explores the...

New podcast from The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH)

A new podcast episode on suicide ideation. The podcast focuses on brain alterations and potential associations with suicide ideation in adolescents...

Free Training Offered from Victim Support

Training offered covers Hate Crime, Mate Crime, ASB Hate Crime and Online Hate.

Welsh Government are consulting on the regulations for Special Schools Residential Servcies

This consultation is about:


changing the rules for requirements on service providers and responsible individuals

drafting rules to add contact...

Children in Wales annual Child and Family Poverty survey is open

This is the 7th annual review by survey of children's and families views on poverty. There is a survey for professionals and one for the families you...

New Research - Why children need play for their mental health

Key points from the research are: A recent research review finds strong evidence of the need for unstructured play.

Unstructured play is critical for...

Wrexham aspires to be the Capital of Play

There is a strong history of play and playwork in Wrexham with a committed playwork network encompassing the three adventure playgrounds and the...

Research with schools and learners on the early implmentation of the Curriculum for Wales

This report presents findings of the first wave of qualitative research with 64 senior leaders in schools and Pupil Referral Units (PRUs) which...

New guidance for Sports Clubs

The NSPCC’s Child Protection in Sport Unit (CPSU) has published new guidance to support sports organisations with carrying out training needs analysis...

Boys and Girls Clubs Cymru

A National Wales Wide Youth Work Organisation that is almost 100 years old (previously Boys Clubs of Wales) with over 130 affiliated member clubs.We...

Report of the recent Children and Young People's Network

The CYP network is for all those voluntereing or working wtih children and families in Powys. It met on 3rd May and will next meet in September.

Play Workers Forum 2023. To be held at the Willow Globe, Rhayader. 5th-6th July.

The Playworkers Forum is a two-day, residential playwork training event under canvas that gives playworkers the opportunity to learn from each other...

Young Person's Guarantee Provision Report for Mid Wales

The Welsh Government’s Programme for Government (PfG) sets out an ambitious commitment

to deliver the Young Persons Guarantee (YPG), giving everyone...

CWVYS - Voluntary Youth Work Organisations Support Scheme

Introducing the Voluntary Youth Work Organisations Support Scheme (VYWOSS), a new initiative aimed at providing funding to voluntary youth work...

Plant yng Nghymru -Galwad am erthyglau ar gyfer Cylchgrawn yr Haf 2023 Children in Wales - Call for articles for Summer magazine.

Y system ADY newydd: Cefnogi plant a theuluoedd o AAA i ADY - tynnu sylw at arferion da ar draws y sector. The new ALN system: Supporting children and...

NSPCC Talk Relationships online training

NSPCC Learning has launched new online training to support secondary school leaders with delivering sex and relationships education as part of its...

Cost of Living - UK Youth Research

UK Youth has published new research on poverty which looks at the impact of the current cost of living on young people and families in the UK....

ACAMH The Association of Adolescent Mental Health has published its latest podcast episode focusing on non-suicidal self-injury in adolescents

The episode looks at the usual treatment options and discusses internet-based emotion regulation individual therapy for adolescents.

BA Youth Work and Social Education programme .

University of Wales Trinity St David, Carmarthen, offers a range of study options , full time, part time with day-time lectures, and also part time...

To celebrate their 25th anniversary Play Wales have a new website.

The website is full of information about : Play, Playwork , Play policy and legislation

Latest news and funding opportunities, Events and sector...

Training offered to those working and voluntering with children and young people.

These courses are for Children Services Social Care Training -

All Children Social Care staff including the third Sector (which includes all...

Children in Wales annual Child Poverty Surveys for workers and children and young people.

Each year, Children in Wales conducts our Annual Child and Family Poverty Survey. The information you provide is important and helps to identify and...

Exercise for Secondary School Children is decreasing - Latest SHERN report finds.

The survey, Student Health and Wellbeing In Wales: Report of the 2021/22 School Health Research Network Student Health and Wellbeing Survey, found...

Children's and Young People's Network - hold the date!

The next meeting of the Children's and Young People's Network will be Wednesday 3rd May at 6pm

Junior Start Well are looking to recruit more young people

The Junior Start Well Board is a group of young people in Powys, between the ages of 11 – 17 years, who meet regularly to talk about issues facing...

Children in Wales training offered

Includes Anxiety in Young People - Understanding Theory and Practical Solutions, Advanced Safeguarding , Pride and Prejudice - Supporting LGBTQI+...

Mental Health Update on Welsh Strategy Development and Senedd Reports

Together for Mental Health and Talk to Me 2 Programme Successor Plans, MH Reform Act, Liberty Protection Safeguards , MH Workforce plans and Mental...

Ail-lansio’r Fforymau Diogelu- Relaunch of the Safeguarding Fora- 5 Mehefin. 5th June

Sesiynau dysgu a datblygu aml asiantaethol yw’r Fforymau Diogelu sy’n canolbwyntio ar amrywiaeth o themâu diogelu sy’n cynnwys oedolion a phlant. ...

Resources for work with the very young

The Voice of the infant guidance and pledge that the Scottish Government has released

The resources that Children In Wales have produced around...

Care Inspectorate Wales are recruiting

Care Inspectorate Wales is looking for Inspectors to work within our Childcare and Play, Children and Younger Adults and Adult Inspection teams.

Boiling Point - talking to children about stress.

The Children's Society have published a blog that offers tips and suggestions on recognising the signs of stress and listening to children.

Severn Wye Agency Climate Action Fund survey for organisations and indiviudals

How 'energy savvy' is your local community?

Are organisations and individuals in your community geared up to changing and reducing their energy...

Raising Awareness and Understanding of Extremism and Toxic Masculinity - a webinar for all those working with young people -

The session will include presentations from a range of experts in their fields and will cover a wide range of relevant topics that fit under the...

Children and Young People's Network

The next meeting of the Children's and Young People's Network will be Wednesday 3rd May at 6pm

Funding - The Pixel Fund and Learning Through Landscapes

The Pixel Fund is offering grants of up to £5,000 to UK-registered charities that are core-focused on improving the mental health and wellbeing of...

Powys County Council and Powys Schools to support the Month of the Military Child

An awareness month that highlights the important role service children play in the Armed Forces community is being supported by Powys County Council. ...


Beth yw Dangos? Prosiect i gefnogi pobl sign gweithio mewn gwasanaethau i ddeall y ffordd orau i adael pobl y maen nhw'n gweithio gyda wybod am y...

Webinar for all Childcare Providers

‘All you need to know about Tax-Free Childcare – a back to basics webinar for all activity and childcare providers’ . 3 May 2023 6.30pm – 8.00pm.

PAVO announce Clair Swales as CEO

PAVO (Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations), the County Voluntary Council for Powys, is pleased to announce that Clair Swales has been...

Play Day 2023 Wednesday 2nd August

Celebrate national Play Day - the theme this year is Playing on a Shoestring - making everyday an adventure for children

Wellbeing in Nature Day and Celebration

For everyone involved or interested in Coed Lleol's Outdoor Wellbeing activities. Participants currently attending outdoor wellbeing programmes,...

Report from Save the Children multiagency project - Pause to Play

The report is the culmination of an 18-month partnership between Save the Children Cymru, Action in Ely and Caerau, OASIS Cardiff and Cardiff Council...

Welsh Youth Parliament want young people's views on public transport.

Choosing public transport or active travel isn’t always easy. Are there a lack of services in your area? Is public transport safe and accessible for...

NSPCC and BBC Report Self Harm rises by 22% in children 8 - 17 years in the last year.

The BBC has published a news story on hospital admissions due to self-harm in the UK. NHS data finds that since 2017-18, admissions for those aged...

Two reports of children's online activity published by Ofcom

The findings from the children and parents: media use and attitudes project was based on online panels with around 7,000 children and parents. The...

Community Ownership Fund Round 2 opens for expressions of interest

This fund helps community groups buy or renovate assets that would otherwise be lost to the community.

Powys Volunteer of the Year Awards celebrated young volunteers

At the recent Powys Volunteer of the Year Awards young people were celebrated in a new Young Persons category and by a special award to the Junior...

Open Day with Create Play - could access to their outdoor facilities support your work?

We are opening our gates for a drop in open day for any organisation, group or individual that wants to access a secure and diverse outdoor space to...

NSPCC podcast on the Report Remove Tool

NSPCC Learning has published a podcast episode about the Childline and the Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) online self-reporting tool, Report Remove....

Youth Justice - Turnaround Programme

Turnaround should build on existing practice and avoid duplication of support for children. Out of court disposals (OOCDs) are included in the...

Fully funded training for front line workers

This training has been funded by a Welsh Government grant and is open to all front line workers in Wales. Particularly those in the teaching, social...

Public Health Wales research want to talk to those 16-24 who smoke - can you help?

Startegic Research are a small research and evaluation company in Cardiff, and we are currently working with Public Health Wales (PHW) who are keen to...

Cymreigio eich cyfrifon cymdeithasol Welshifying your social media

Dysgu sut mae creu cynnwys bachog ac effeithiol yn ddwyieithog ar y cyfryngau cymdeithasol.

Learn how to create catchy and effective bilingual...

Childcare and Playwork Community Mentors wanted

The Welsh Government is seeking to appoint people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities with experience of the impact of racism in...

Young Wales is recruiting young volunteers to join them in their work

Young Wales are inviting young people to register as Young Wales Volunteers where they will then get invited to become members of a range of boards,...

No Wrong Door approach to Neurodiversity - a report by the Children's Commissioner

The report, published on 22 March 2023, brings to life the challenges faced by children and their families who are looking for help and support with...

Community of Practice - Emotional and Mental Health

Notes of the previous meeting and a request for ideas.

Whole System Approach to Healthy Weights in Powys - Save the date - 4th May Llandrindod, 11th May Brecon

Following two stakeholder engagement events held in October 2022 and January 2023, a collective decision was made to focus on the sub-system...

CAMH-Crisis2: Crisis care for children and young people with mental health problems: National mapping, models of delivery, sustainability and experience 

Survey to describe and map NHS, local authority, youth justice, education and third sector approaches to children and young people’s crisis care...

CYP Network - Wednesday 3rd May 6pm

The next meeting of PAVO's Children and Young People's network will be in May. An opportunity for colleagues from all sectors and for those who work...

Child Poverty engagement for parents and families

WCVA have asked local CVCs to engage parents and families on what they think will help to alleviate the cost of living and child poverty. The...

Meet the Funder - CLA Charitable Trust

Tuesday 28th March at 2pm. Grants between £1,000 and £5,000 available for not-for-profit organisations to get people outdoors for mental or physical...

Barnardo's report on Children's Emotional Health and Wellbeing in the cost of living crisis

Barnardo’s have published a report on the impact of the cost-of-living crisis on children and families in the UK. The report includes findings from a...

NSPCC Child Safeguarding Event - How Safe

How Safe 2023, takes place on Wednesday 28 June . The conference will bring together thought leaders, innovators, and front-line workers to share the...

UK Youth Fund in partnership with Pears Foundation are offering grants to support youth organisations through the cost-of-living crisis.

UK Youth and Pears Foundation’s £5m fund to support youth organisations through the cost of living crisis aims to benefit thousands of young people...

Beep Beep Day! For all playgroups and schools - Wednesday 26th April

Take part in a Beep Beep! Day to teach young children important road safety basics and help parents, carers and the wider community understand how to...

The Powys Shared Prosperity Fund Local Partnership has announced the first two open calls for applications.

First Open Call

The first opportunity to submit applications for funding will open on Monday 20th March 2023 and close at 5pm on Sunday 16th April...

Small Grants to work with Refugees

The Refugee Support Grant is open for a second round. Applications are encouraged from groups who are working with refugees in their communities in...

Powys Wellbeing Plan Consultation

The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 has created a Public Services Board (PSB) for each local authority area in Wales to ensure that...

Single Unified Safeguarding Review -Welsh Government are consulting on a new safeguarding review process for Wales.

Bydd y tîm ADUS yn cynnal grwpiau ffocws ar gyfer yr ymgynghoriad wyneb yn wyneb ac ar-lein

The SUSR team will be carrying out both in-person and...

Children's Mental Health in Schools

NSPCC Learning has published a podcast episode on children’s mental health in schools. The episode explores what education professionals can do to...

Cylchlythyr y BPRh Powys RPB Newsletter

Rydym yn gobeithio y bydd y cylchlythyron yn gwasanaethu fel adnodd defnyddiol ac yn helpu i godi ymwybyddiaeth am waith y BPRh. Mae croeso i chi...

Tlodi Plant Digwyddiad Ymarfer a Chyfnewid Gwybodaeth Child Poverty - Practice and Knowledge Exchange Event - Llandrindod

Mae’r digwyddiad rhad ac am ddim hwn yn agored i weithwyr proffesiynol, gwirfoddolwyr ac ymarferwyr ledled Cymru sy’n gweithio gyda neu ar gyfer plant...

Period Dignity Grant Evaluation - community hubs survey.

Welsh Government has asked M·E·L Research to independently evaluate the Period Dignity Grant.

A Period Proud Wales

The Welsh Government plan to end period poverty and achieve period dignity in Wales by 2027 and have published The Period Proud Wales Action Plan.

Young Person's Guarantee

The Young Person’s Guarantee will offer every 16-24-year-old in Wales high-quality, impartial

career support, helping them throughout different...

Welsh Government - Period Proud

Getting rid of period poverty means ensuring that having a period does not lead to:

missed education, absences from employment, withdrawal from sport...

Stop It Now! Wales – child sexual exploitation.

Anyone who would like to raise their awareness of child sexual exploitation, is invited to attend the next multi-agency Community of Practice session...

All Wales Protocol; Reducing the criminalisation of care experienced children and young adults - Toolkit and Launch Event

As the next stage on our journey for implementing the new way of working, we are inviting frontline, operational staff

to attend our regional...

Nghynhadledd Flynyddol gyntaf y Tasglu Tlodi Plant. First Annual Conference of the Child Poverty Task Force.

The first conference heard presentations from :

Steffan Evans, Bevan Foundation

Karen McFarlane, Children in Wales

Yasmin Bell, Citizens Advice...

Gweithdy Cynwysiant LGBTQ, - LGBTQ+ Inclusion workshop, will be held online on Monday 27th February 2023 to celebrate LGBT History Month.

The workshop will :

Demystify terminology and explain common misconceptions

Help you to understand LGBT hate

Explore routes of support (including...

Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) are looking to appoint a new Chief Executive.

The Board of Trustees are seeking a dynamic, creative, committed and passionate third sector champion to lead this much valued and excellent...

Connect For Public Services Day- meet with the Public Services in Newtown

This is a networking opportunity for local organisations, with a common interest. The aim of the event is to establish and maintain professional...

Children's Mental Health Week 6th - 13 February

For Children's Mental Health week we asked two young people for their views on children's mental health in Powys today. Read their blog posts and that...

Dal i Godi - Domestic Abuse support contract awarded.

Five specialist Domestic Abuse agencies have collaborated to form the Dal i Godi partnership.

Community of Practice - Child Exploitation

Community of Practice meetings are an opportunity for professionals of all sectors to come together, share best practice, discuss issues and problem...

Shaping Us Campaign from HRH Princess of Wales

Shaping Us is a new long-term campaign from The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood which aims to transform the issue from one of scientific...

Talk, Learn Do Training for professionals who work with parents around finances. !6th February and 1st March Online.

Did you know that nearly a third of parents say they never or rarely discuss where money comes from with their children? However 79% of children...

New report on Children's Rights in Wales

The Wales UNCRC Monitoring Group has published its report, State of Children’s Rights in Wales. It makes recommendations to prioritise tackling issues...

Reputable and Free E learning courses for Professionals, Parents and Young People.

Take a look at the range of courses on offer to you and to the families you support.

Adolygiad Diogelu Unedig Unigol -Briffiad 7 Munud. Single Unified Safeguarding Review - 7 minute Briefing

Cefndir, Cynnydd hyd yn hyn, y camau nesaf - Creu proses adolygu

unigol lle mae angen ymagwedd amlasiantaeth

Background, Progress to Date and Next...

Free Peri Natal Mental Health - Training offer for Third Sector

Training is open to all third sector voluntary organisation staff who are working with women and families in the perinatal period.

Communities of Practice - open to all sectors

This new Welsh Government initiative aimed at people involved with supporting families and the NEST programme across Wales. The Community of Practice...

Book your place for the Children and Young People's Network - 15th February 2pm

Join colleagues from all sectors to share issues and foster collaboration

Summary of responses to survey on National Minimum Standards for Regulated Childcare consultation

The consultation, which was held in 2022, received 196 responses from a range of organisations including childminders, daycare providers, local...

The Future Generations Commissioner acknowledges the voices of children in Wales

People in power have been reminded of the need to heed the voices of future generations in every decision they make.

Welsh school children have been...

The Children's Commissioner for Wales offer free online sessiosn for secondary schools on Children's Rights and how they are linked to the issues children care about

Meet Rocio Cifuentes, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales and learn about her role

Identify rights that young people have under the UNCRC


Powys Public Service Board Well-being Plan Consultation Launched

A consultation on the new Powys Well-being Plan was launched on Friday 27 January and runs until midnight on 19 April.

The Public Health Institute at the Liverpool John Moores University has published a report on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) which looks at current research and how to tackle ACEs

The report explores the impact ACEs can have on: early child development; education; and the health and development of the children of people with...

Hafren Dyfrdwy Community Fund is Open

Hafren Dyfrdwy have pledged to give £50,000 to support local charities and community groups within the HD region. we've pledged to give £50,000 to...

Digwyddiad rhanbarthol - Mannau i chwarae – ateb anghenion plant Free Play Webinar from Play Wales- Spaces for Playing meeting children's needs.

The Webinars have been planned to respond to common themes emerging from the 2022 Play Sufficiency Assessments.

For all the Dads, Uncles, Grandads and male carers - Come and learn about Play and Childcare

Starting in March Create Play in Llandrindod have 2 four week courses for dads, a playwork and parenting course to provide additional support and...

Fully funded by the Welsh Government - Training offered by Children in Wales

Funded Training includes:

Early Years and Children's Rights

Co Production working with Care Experienced young people wo shape better services. ...

Flying Start Expansion Phase 2

Powys County Council established a framework agreement for settings providing

Flying Start Childcare. The Council is re-opening the Framework for...

Co SPACE project by Oxford University report on Child Mental Health

The report outlines the changes in child mental health and parental financial stress from March 2020 to October 2022. Findings from parents/carer...

Institute of Health Visiting UK survey results

The Institute of Health Visiting (IHV) has published the results from a survey of health visitors working with families across the UK. Findings from...

Census 2021 health, disability and unpaid care results published.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the next phase of Census 2021 topic summaries for England and Wales looking at health,...

Dip into Reading.

Welsh libraries are teaming up with The Reading Agency to promote the link between regular reading and better health and wellbeing as part of the...

Learn more about Playful Chidhoods the website to support Play.

If you volunteer or work with children learn more about the support offered by the Playful Childhoods website in this webinar. Free on zoom-...

NSPCC Listen Up Speak Up Campaign

The NSPCC has launched its campaign, Listen Up, Speak Up, which provides practical guidance on actions to take if concerned about a child. The...

Children and Young People's Network for colleagues from all sectors.

The PAVO Start Well network for those who volunteer or work with Children and Young People - Wednesday 15th February at 2pm. Save the Date!

Argyfwng ar ôl Argyfwng - yr effaith ar fabanod, plant ifanc a theuluoedd - Crisis after Crisis – The impact on babies, young children and families

Mae ein cyfres gweminar thematig Hawliau Plant yn tynnu ar linynnau allweddol Cynllun a Rhaglen Plant Llywodraeth Cymru. Bydd pob sesiwn yn...

Prosiect Ymchwil Plant ar Goll Missing Children Research Project

Mae Plant yng Nghymru am ymgysylltu â phlant a phobl ifanc sydd wedi cael profiadau byw o redeg i ffwrdd/mynd ar goll o gartref neu ofal. Hoffem...

Financial Support for Learners and their families

Make sure you are aware of all the support that Welsh Government offers to learners and their families?

Community Foundation Wales funding is open for applications

The Fund for Wales is open all year - no deadlines for application.

The Disability Fund is open - deadline 30th January

Diweddaru’r Strategaeth Tlodi Plant Digwyddiadau Ymgysylltu - Child Poverty Strategy Refresh Engagement events

Llenwch yr arolwg Smart Survey i fynegi diddordeb mewn ymuno â digwyddiadau ymgysylltu gwanwyn 2023.

Please complete the Smart Survey to express an...

Transport and Health Integrated Network (THINK) - blog on opening streets for play

Issues such as increased traffic and car use (moving and parked) are well-known barriers to children being able to play in their neighbourhoods. ...

New Year New Skills!

Join a PAVO training course and refresh or gain new skills, including writing a funding bid

Charity Commission Guidance for organisations around cost of living effects on organisations

Managing financial difficulties in your charity arising from cost of living pressures

Cochlear and BCHI Services in South Wales.

The Future of the Specialist Hearing Implant Device Services in South East Wales, South West Wales and South Powys.

Health and Social Care Committee update

Keeping you up to date with developments in the Health & Social Care sector.

Carer Aware - Next steps 2023-25.

You are invited to help shape the next phase of Carer Aware delivery.


Carers Trust Wales will be launching a new national short breaks funding programme called Amser, which aims to increase

opportunities for unpaid...

New research finds that schools delivering specialist Relationship and Sex Education lessons can significantly reduce violence in partner relationships

The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) has updated its toolkit, which provides an overview of approaches to preventing serious youth violence, with evidence...

Report by the Children's Commissioner for England- Part two of the Independent Family Review

The independent family review looks at how families can be strengthened and how they support each other. The review explores the relationship between...

An opportunity to Meet the Funder - The National Lottery

The National Lottery are joining PAVO at this session to talk through their grant funds which are currently open to applications. This is an...

Winter Newsletter from the Regional Partnership Board

News of Powy Health and Care Academy and a blog from the new RPB Chair.

Outdoor Opportunities for children with additional needs - and an opportunity for Parents

Coed y Bont Club -Saturdays 10-12pm January-June 2023 (exact dates on the Eventbrite link)


Coed-y-Bont Community Woodland, Pontrhydfendigaid

Small grant for Community Organisations to support Refugees

Work to offer activities that support the integration and settlement of refugees into communities in Powys.

Early Years and the effects of the Cost of Living Crisis

Children in Wales’s Early Years Action Group has published a position paper setting out the impact of the cost of living crisis on babies and young...

North Powys Wellbeing Programme Winter Update

The latest update from the North Powys Transformation Programme

SNAP Cymru FREE events for parents in Powys - from SEN to ALN

Monday 27th February 10am - 1pm in Llandrindod and Tuesday 28th February 10am - 1pm In Welshpool - FREE face-to-face event for parents and carers of...

The links between Play and Children's Mental Health

Presentation by Professor Helen Dodd from the University of Exeter explains how play has changed over time, and explores how adventurous play might be...

Play in Times of Hardship - resources from the Play Board of Northern Ireland

The downloadable resource demonstrates free play opportunities that already exist within homes, schools, childcare settings and communities.


Powys residents advised to plan ahead and order repeat prescriptions ahead of Christmas time.

Make sure you plan ahead and order your repeat prescriptions in time. That’s the message from the Powys Teaching Health Board as we approach...

Amser - Short Breaks Funding Programme.

Carers Trust Wales is delighted to announce that they will be launching a new national short breaks funding programme called Amser, which aims to...

Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health - webinar on Emotionally Based School Avoidance

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) has published a recording from a webinar on emotionally based school avoidance (EBSA)....

Wales – where well-being isn’t just a buzz word, it’s the law.

Reflecting on seven years of world-leading Future Generations Act.

New Guidance from the Crown Prosecution Service confirms that Children affected by Domestic Abuse will be classed as victims of Domestic Abuse

In line with new domestic abuse legislation which mean young people will get automatic access to support like mental health and safeguarding services,...

Welsh Government issues new guidance for schools to become a Community Focussed School

The Welsh Government’s commitment to developing Community Focused Schools is a key part of its policy for tackling the impact of poverty on young...

Children and Young People's Network - Save the date!

Wednesday 15th February, 2-4pm. Come along and meet colleagues from all sectors and share issues and service updates.

Community of Practice - Emotional and Mental Health 24th January

The Community of Practice will cover the following: Updates on, and contributions to national developments related to RIF emotional and mental health...

Early Help Winter Newsletter

The newsletter from Powys family Infomation Service Team

The Co Op Foundation Future Foundation Fund - Grants up to 30,000

Grants of up to £30,000 per year for up to 5 years are available to UK not-for-profit organisations that are helping to build inclusive communities...

Westminster Insight offers a County Lines Digital Conference

The rising cost of living crisis is being used by organised criminals to exploit those struggling to make ends meet and expand recruitment for County...

Link between sleep and suicide ideation in young people

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) has released a new podcast episode which looks at the relationship between sleep and...

Childcare Offer for Wales - New Digital Service to apply

The new digital service - this service replaces the old system where parents would apply for the Offer via their Family Information Service. The new...

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Community Of Practice

The CoP is one of a series of related CoPs designed to promote ongoing learning related to key themes of the ‘A Healthier Wales’ Transformation...

The Children's Commissioner for Wales is looking for young people from Mid Wales to sit on the Advisory Panel

They are looking for 12 young people from mid or north Wales who:


Are aged 11-17

Have some previous experience of representing the views of other...

Welsh Government Funded -Free training from Children in Wales - Early Years and Children's Rights

Understand how key areas of work within your organisation fit into the main policy areas concerning Early Years.

Understand how the voice of child is...

Encouraging Self Harm to be criminalised in new Online Safety Bill.

Content that encourages someone to harm themselves will be targeted in a new offence, making it illegal.

The government said the changes had been...

New Safeguarding film to train professionals, created by young people.

Tros Gynnal Cymru and partners at Cysur and Cwmpas - Mid & West Wales Safeguarding Children and Adults Boards have two new safeguard training videos...

Reading Well for Teen's Mental Health and Wellbeing

Powys libraries hold books for teenagers on - healthy minds; body image;

managing feelings, including managing anxiety and depression. ...

Garfield Weston Funding For work in Youth, Welfare, Community and Environment

The Garfield Weston Foundation and its partner Pilotlight are offering awards worth over £22,000 for up to 22 charities in the north of England,...

The Plan for Play Campaign - to boost children's mental and physical health

Outdoor Learning and Play (OPAL) has launched its Plan for Play campaign to boost children’s mental and physical health by encouraging quality outdoor...

Welsh Government review of the implementation of the child sexual abuse action plan for Wales

Your views are needed - The Welsh Government is undertaking a review of the implementation and the progress made by Regional Safeguarding Boards, and...

" Casting a Long Shadow" a report on Covid and the impact on infants

The First 1001 Days Movement and the Institute of Health Visiting (IHV) have published a report looking at how coronavirus has impacted infants,...

NSPCC - Caspar Updates

The NSPCC produce an update on current awareness for policy, practice and research (CASPAR). Full of useful information and nataional reports eg from...

Bullying and the link to mental health

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) has released a new podcast on bullying. The podcast looks at the link between bullying...

Hear from Children in Wales about what the cost of living crisis means to them

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales has published the results of a national survey into issues facing children in Wales. The Commissioner...

The impact of Violence on Children's Lives - a report

The Youth Endowment Fund has published a report examining the impact of violence on children’s lives in England and Wales. The report looks at...

Do you know a young carer/ young adult carer that would like to be rep with the Regional Partnership Board?

Powys Regional Partnership Board (RPB) brings together a range of public service representatives including the local council, health board, third...

The Big Give - Christmas Challenge double your fundraising

The Christmas Challenge is the UK’s biggest match-funded campaign. For seven days, between 29th November to the 6th of December, the challenge offers...

Report from the Children's Commissioner for Wales

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales has published the results of a national survey into issues facing children in Wales. The Commissioner...

To celebrate World Children's Day 20th November

Play Wales offer a free book - Fun in the Playground

Funding with short time scale - Deadline 25th November

The Welsh Government has announced a £450k grant scheme for individuals and organisations who support those who are, or have been, affected by Adverse...

Marianne Mannello, Assistant Director: Policy, Support and Advocacy for Play Wales write for The Transport and Health Integrated Research NetworK (THINK) A blog for communities - Opening Streets for Play

9 year old Jack says - ‘Sometimes I go on my scooter or bike or when it’s wet, play football or other games. I don’t have a very big garden so...

An opportunity to learn Nursing in Powys by distance course with local placements

Bangor University offer Nursing as a distance learning course with local placements for Powys students.

An offer for all sports clubs in Powys

Webinar from Powys Sports to meet the team and hear training and funding opportunities, Insight and club accreditation.

30th November

The School Health Report Network report for Powys

The aim of the School Health Research Network is to improve health and wellbeing. The network helps schools in Wales work with researchers to generate...

Additional Learning Needs Implementation Update

Includes - New guidance for independent special post 16 institutions, Estyn's early insights on ALN reform and ALN-SEN Parent and Carer Fora.

Protecting the Mental Well-being of our future generations

Children and young people’s mental wellbeing is a priority for many organisations in Wales. This webinar will help you find out what we know so far...

FREE webinar in Children in Wales Children’s Rights thematic webinar series, that draws on key strands of Welsh Government’s Children’s Plan and Programme for Government.

Each session will focus on a different topic affecting children and young people, and aims to give a better understanding of the opportunities and...

Funding opportunities

Play Wales advertises grants open to the third sector for support of children and young people. For example -


The Volunteering Wales Grants can...

Wales - default speed limit set to 20mph

Wales became the first UK nation to pass legislation to lower the default national speed limit on residential roads and busy pedestrian streets from...

Welsh Charities Week - an opportunity to shine.

Welsh Charities Week is back, a week all about recognising the work of charities, social enterprises, voluntary organisations and community and...

UK Safer Internet Centre resources for 3- 18 year olds

UK Safer Internet Centre has released a set of online safety educational resources to support professionals working with or for children and young...

Children in Wales Winter Magazine call for articles

The subject is Children & Young People’s Participation – highlighting good practice across the sector . Where is the great engagement in Powys? Could...

Why Play Matters a health and wellbeing blog from Mudiad Meithrin

The benefits of bi-lingual education, how to suport children's play and forest schools.

Reading Well for Teens.

Look for the Reading Well for teens books in your local library – they’re free to borrow.

Food for Life webinar

Webinar about catering for nureries and groups of young children in Early Years settings and groups. It includes useful information about healthy...

New "This May Help" website to support professionals and parents with converstaions with young people about mental health

Professionals working with children and parents are being encouraged to use the new This May Help website for its comprehensible resources, designed...

Help for organisations and groups with funding applications

Many applications for funding are failing because of the way they are written therefore PAVO are offering sessions are part of a program of training...

Final call for PAVO Cost of Living Summit for third sector organisations

PAVO is hosting an event on Thursday 10th November at 10am to discuss the cost of living crisis with third sector organisations across Powys. Book...

Children in Wales - Poverty in Wales is the single major challenge

Poverty in Wales is the "single major challenge", an official report has warned. Figures suggest more than a third of children in Wales are now...

Report of PAVO Winter Pressures Summit 11th October

Speakers included Samantha Ruthven Hill, Powys teaching Health Board, Rachel Evansm Head of Commissioning Powys County Council, Joe Wellard Regional...

Reserve your place at the Powys Unpaid Carers Conference.

Bookings can now be made to attend the Powys Unpaid Carers Conference 2022, either in person or online.

BBC Children in Need Funding

Applications for Project and Core Grants across the UK are now available after a year-long suspension of Children in Need grant programmes. This...

Consultation on the draft guidance on responding to people affected by suicide

Welsh Government have drafted this guidance for organisations who come into contact with people affected by suicide. It will help organisations in...

Children, Young People and Families Network

Read the report of the latest meeting and save the date for the next - 18th January 2023 at 2pm.

Girl's attitude survey results

Girlguiding has published their Girls' attitudes survey for 2022, which asked over 3,000 girls and young women aged 7 to 21 about the pressures they...

Ambitions for Wales - what are children and young people's views?

Rocio Cifuentes is the Children's Commissioner for Wales. Her role is to protect and promote the rights and welfare of children and to be the voice of...

Single Unified Safeguarding Review - latest 7 minute briefing

Creating a single review process where a multi-agency approach is required.

New Funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

Grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 towards projects which will pilot practical new solutions that will support Partners of serving personnel,...

Shared Power- an introduction film

This animation made with citizen representatives shows how Shared Power can help make coproduction most effective in shaping future health services.

Playful Childhoods Website

The website supports parents to have the time and space to play with their children at home and in the community

Youth Work Strategy Implementation Board

Following a public appointment process, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language has today announced the membership of the Youth Work Strategy...

Your Big Ideas for Powys.

We need your help to decide on the big issues that partner organisations in Powys should focus on over the next five years.

Join us for the launch of the National Safeguarding Learning and Development Standards.

On 14 November Julie Morgan AM will introduce the launch of Wales’ first National Safeguarding Learning and Development Standards.

PAVO Cost of Living Summit for organisations

Join colleagues to discuss the effect on the cost of living crisis.

Together for Childhood - podcast

NSPCC’s ‘Together for Childhood’ is a place-based approach to preventing child abuse and neglect. The episode looks at how collaboration and...

Cost of Living support leaflet for families

A leaflet of support that families may be eligible for

Calling all those who work or volunteer with the under 7s?

The Pathfinder project needs your views- come and meet colleagues working with this age group to bring about closer working together. Meetings are...

UK Government review to identify organisations most at risk of higher energy costs

Survey to identify those still at risk after 31st March , and consider the most appropriate support

Grant for Parent and Toddler groups - existing groups and for setting up new ones.

A grant to support parent and toddler groups.

New Chair for Children in Wales

Helen Mary Jones appointed as Chair at the recent AGM

Welsh Government are consulting on School Uniform - in light of rise in cost of living

Topics of consultation include: Whether school governing bodies should prioritise affordability when setting their school uniform and appearance...

Hey Girls - Period Dignity Project offers free period products

Children's Servcies Period Dignity campaign is now live. People who live in Powys can now receive a range of free period products that are posted...

WCVA launch Foundations for the Third Sector - An Induction training programme for the Third Sector

An induction programme for people who have recently started working in the voluntary sector; new entrants, recent college graduates, those who have...

Regional Partnership Board Newsletter

The Regional Partnership Board brings together a range of public service representatives including the council, health board, third sector as well as...

New Blog for those working in Early Years

The blog is about education and care in children’s early years and will feature updates on developments in the early years sector, current issues, and...

Children in Wales report on Poverty

Children in Wales has published a report detailing the findings from their annual child and family poverty surveys with professionals and children.

Welsh Government Engagement on Plan for Neurodiverse services

The plan is grounded within the findings of the recent Demand & Capacity Review and informed by the views of a variety of stakeholders, including...

Ambitions for Wales?


Have your Say - The Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Rocio Cifuentes, has launched a Wales-wide survey of children, young people, professionals...

PAVO - Cost of Living Summit

Come together with third sector organisations from across Powys to discuss the effect of the Cost of Living crisis. Thursday 10th November 10am.

Webinar - Understanding the influences on mental wellbeing at an individual and community level

Mental well-being is fundamental to health and well-being. Public Health Wales aims to launch a new programme of work, Hapus, which is partly about...

Community of Practice for Children and Young People with a Learning Disability

The Children's Commssioner for Wales, Rocio Cifuentes will be joining the session, Tuesday 15th November 9.30am - 12.30pm.

International Play Associastion Free Webinars

Each World Webinar Wednesdays event will take place over 90 minutes and will feature conversations with IPA members from around the world. Across the...

Webinar on the Changing Face of Modern Parenting

Children's Rights Thematic Webinar Series - Session 3-

10 November 2022, 10am - 11.30am, online via Teams -FREE OF CHARGE


Join colleagues from...

October 2022 Update on ALN Implementation

£20 Million to improve ALN facilities and National Professional Learning Entitlement

Child Development Funding

Funding to support Speech and Language, Motor Skills and Social and Emotional Development

A group for Polish Parents, and Guidance on Housing

A group on zoom to offer peer support Polish parents, and guidance for those supporting Polish families with Housing.

Final call for Youth Led Grants applications

PAVO Youth Led Grants, for what young people want to do in their community and judged by a youth panel.

Children in Wales Autumn Training

Children in Wales offer training over the autumn including, Trauma, Transgender Transitions, Anxiety in Young People and Supporting Young People's...

Child Development Fund funding

Projects that support Speech and Lanugage or fine and gross motor skills delay. Personal, social and emotional health development.

Campaign to raise awareness of Child Exploitation and abuse in public Spaces

Join the #LookCloser campaign and think about child exploitation

Play Wales Free Autumn Webinars

Developing a Play Friendly Workforce - 25th October and Supporting Health Play in Wales - 22nd November

Consultation on additional Inset Days for 2022-25 to cover the ALN Reform.

Welsh Government are consulting on:

whether there should be an additional national professional learning INSET day during the 2022 to 2023, 2023 to...

" Growing up grieving" - a new report on bereaved children and young people

The National Childhood Bereavement Project has published its Growing up grieving report and submitted recommendations to the Scottish Government.

Rosa's Voices from the Frontline fund for women's and girls' organisations.

This is to support campaigning and influencing work that enables women and girls to use their voice to achieve change.

Have your say on public participation.

The Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 requires all local authorities to prepare a Public Participation Strategy setting out how they...

Cost of living Summit - 10th November

PAVO is hosting an event on Thursday 10th November at 10am to discuss the cost of living crisis with third sector organisations across Powys.

Announcement of PAVO CEO Carl Cooper leaving PAVO.

It has been announced today that our chief executive, Carl Cooper, will be leaving PAVO on 16th October to take up a new role as Chair of Powys...

Children and Young People's Network - Meeting 19th October

The next meeting of the Children and Young People's network will be on Wednesday 19th October at 6pm.

Launch of Creative Skills Action Plan and Fund to develop creative talent in Wales

Dawn Bowden Deputy Minister for Art and Sport launchs a new three-year Creative Skills Action Plan (2022-2025) and Creative Skills Fund which...

Hate Crime Awareness Week - Free workshop offered

The Mid and South West Wales Community Cohesion team have collaborated with Victim Support to offer this free to attend 2 hour session, to inform and...

Civil Society report - the mental health barriers to young people volunteering

Many young people are being blocked from volunteering due to concerns over their mental health, a government-commissioned report has found.

The Minister for Education and Welsh Language announces new ALN guidance for parents, children and young people.

A technical guide to the implementation of the Act durning the second and third years is released.

Play Wales - The Wesh Play Workforce Study 2021

The newly published Welsh Play Workforce Study 2021 provides an insight into the play workforce in Wales, focusing on three overlapping areas:...

Young Wales Volunteers ask for your help

A group of 6 young volunteers working with Young Wales are helping to produce the Children and Young People's Report that will be presented to the...

WCVA offer webinar on the latest updates and changes in Charity Law

To provide a summary of the latest updates and changes in charity law and governance and how they could affect your organisation.

" Our Mental Health Matters " - The Welsh Youth Parliament survey wants to hear from young people from across Wales.

Encourage the young people you work with to take part, their views matter - what do young people in Powys think?

Powys Third Sector Winter Pressures Summit.

Join PAVO on Tuesday 11th October to discuss how the third sector offer support with the expected winter pressures.

Resources for parents - education in Powys

Useful resources for the parents you work with

Battle Scars the Self Harm charity offer webinar for World Mental Health Day

For World Mental Health Day, on Monday 10th October 2022, Battle Scars is hosting a webinar (via Zoom) at 1-2pm on the Myths and Realities of...

Your wellbeing matters - Supporting the Social Care, Early Years and Childcare workforce

Wellbeing is at the heart for the health and social care workforce strategy and is recognised as critical to having a workforce that is valued and...

Cost of living crisis and warm spaces.

As the cost of living crisis worsens and with winter approaching, Powys County Council intends to do everything it can to support its residents during...

Nominate a young person for a St David's Award

Nominations in the Young person category is open. This award will be given to an exceptional and inspirational young person or group of young people...

Support for children at this time of national mourning.

During this moment of national shock and mourning many children will be feeling anxious. The NSPCC have advice on how to have difficult conversations...

Do you work in Early Years and Childcare? - Could you or your team benefit from Peer Support this winter?

New offer for those working in Childcare, Care Homes or Domiciliary Care - help to Set up your own peer support or to

be a group leader. Also...

Children in Wales training offer

Children in Wales offer a variety of courses for all those working with children, young people and families.

Call for evidence - what is the state of Children's Rights in Wales?

The United Nations is undertaking an examination of the progress made by Governments to implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child...

PAVO Mental Health Blog - the new Inreach Service for Schools

The Powys CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) School In-Reach Service was developed following Welsh Government direction after several...

Institute of Health Equity report on the effect of fuel poverty and cold homes on children and young people

The report sets out the health impacts of living in fuel poverty on children and young people. Findings from a review of collated research includes:...

Do you know about Utility Aid the service that helps charities with their utility expenses

Utility Aid helps the charity and not-for-profit sector keep energy costs down, reclaiming overcharges, managing administration and advising on all...

BBC Children in Need to fund charities core costs amid cost of living crisis

BBC Children in Need will for the first time directly fund charities’ core costs over the next three years as part of its new strategy.


Children and Young People and Families Framework is open

What is the Powys Support Services Framework for Children, young people, and families?

It is an established and pre checked list of individuals and...

North Powys Wellbeing Programme- Update Bulletin 3

Information from the North Powys Wellbeing Programme

Have Your Say!

On developing a new national framework for Social Prescribing in Wales. Hosted by PAVO, facilitated by Liz Bickerton. Wednesday 28th September...

Last fully funded Level 2 Playwork course

The last Level 2 course offered by Adult Learning Wales as the PFS2 Project is coming to an end.

Invitation to Child Sexual Exploitation Webinar - 15th September 9.30am

Powys County Council invite you to join Powys County Council’s Children’s Services, with guest speaker Rachel Haynes, Senior Practitioner at The Lucy...

A date for your diary

The next Children and Young People's Network is on Wednesday 19th October at 6pm

Welsh Charity Awards - WCVA have re launched the awards for the first time since 2019

The awards recognise and celebrate the fantastic contribution charities, community groups, not-for-profits and volunteers make to Wales by...

Safeguarding course for School Governors

Online Child protection course for school governors and boards by NSPCC.

Help for Households - Cost of living Support

The Government has launched the Help for Households campaign to bring together all the support for households that is available in one place.

Health Education and Improvement Wales and Social Care Wales offer workshops on 10 year workforce stategy

Following on from the in person workshops held in June and July, Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) and Social Care Wales (SCW) are now...

Welsh Government consultation on proposed changes to primary legislation on social care and Continuing NHS Healthcare

The consultation will cover legislative proposals in four areas:


*Eliminating profit from the care of children looked after, focussing on those...

Rocio Cifuentes - Children's Commissioner for Wales - The First Three Months

Over the last three months the commissioner has engaged with over 11,000 children and young people. The comissioner found that despite their many...

Welsh Government have published an Independent review into the Childcare, Play and Early Years (CPEY) workforce

The review will inform the next steps and actions for professional registration of the CPEY workforce

Could you represent Wales for Play in the National Occupational Standards scoping project 2022

The aim of the scoping project is to identify: key organisations and stakeholders in a future review of the Playwork NOS

identify any nation specific...

A new service from the Windfall Centre - Nurturing Families

The Nurturing Families Programme is an early intervention approach which is both reparative and preventative, with the

focus on the relationship...

Have your say on the new Social Prescribing in Wales

WCVA are offering two sessions for community groups and organisations to comment on the new Social Prescribing Framework

Youth Led Grant Scheme

Up to £750 available for young people to apply for .

Chair and vice chairs elected to Powys Regional Partnership Board.

Carl Cooper has been elected as the Chair of Powys Regional Partnership Board (RPB). Carl, who is Chief Executive of Powys Association of Voluntary...

New age limit for marriage and civil partnerships

The age range will be rasied from 16 - 18 in February 2023

New Bereavement pathway launched by Welsh Government.

A pathway to support those through the sudden loss of a child or young person

PAVO Children, Young People and Families Network

The next network will be held on Wednesday 19th October at 6pm

Fully Funded offer - Level 2 Certificate in Playwork: Principles into Practice

To be completed prior to Level 3 Diploma P3, The Level 2 Certificate in Playwork: Principles into Practice (P3) qualification will prepare playworkers...

Play Wales call for more street play to help children's development

Only 27% of UK children say they regularly play outside on their street, according to new research carried out by OnePoll and supported by Save the...

Keep Wales Tidy have opened applications for their Youth Board

If you are 16 - 25 make sure your voice is heard on the environment

Study looks at mental health in children starting High School in Wales

Children in Wales who started secondary school in 2021 were more likely to report elevated symptoms of depression than those who began before the...

Welsh Government consult on additions to the Wellbeing of Future Generations ( Wales) Act 2015

Welsh Government are considering making addiutonal public bodies responsible under the act.

Playful Childhoods publish survey results in celebration of National Play Day

Giving children more opportunities to play makes them feel happier and healthier. That’s what parents and children have told us in a new survey.

Early Help Newsletter

The newsletter of the Early Help team at Powys County Council for families in Powys

Storytelling in Social Care

Social Care Wales are working with DEEP and ExChange to put on an event around storytelling in social care, with a series of presentations from...

Social Value Forum Development Fund Round 2

The Social Value Forum Development Fund provides funding for new or extended services or activities that fill gaps in current provision for mental and...

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health offer a Podcast on early trauma and relationships

This episode focuses on the impacts of early trauma on a child’s wellbeing and development and discusses how the relationship between babies and their...

NSPCC report on unsupervised children

The NSPCC has published a news story around unsupervised children in the summer holidays. The NSPCC helpline received 6,017 contacts in 2020/21 about...


FREE Outdoor Activities organised by The Outdoor Partnership for children and young people.

U18 Better Starts grants from Asda Foundation

U18 Better Starts is an Asda Foundation grant offering up to £1500 per year to local community groups that support children under the age of 18. 

Survey - Young People's participation in decision making

Does your group or organisation work with young people to enable them to have voice and influence over issues that matter to them? Do you support...

Am Ddim Dyfarniad Lefel 2 mewn Arfer Gwaith Chwarae - Free Level 2 award in Playwork Practice

Mae cyfle i ymgymryd â Dyfarniad Lefel 2 mewn Ymarfer Gwaith Chwarae, ar-lein, rhwng yr 8fed a’r 19eg o Awst.


There is an opportunity to undertake...

Consultation on Mental Health support in Higher Education

The Children, Young People and Education Committee is holding an inquiry into Mental Health support in Higher Education.

The issue of mental health...

Play Wales seek new Chair for Board of Trustees

Children in Wales is the national umbrella organisation for those working with children, young people and families in Wales and its work is...

SNAP Cymru - the support offered to children, young people and parents

Support for children with additional needs in education, inluding advice, advocacy , and a helpline

New courses to support people affected by someone's gambling

Ara offer free courses online to Increase your awareness of gambling harms, the impact on Affected Others, and learn about our new service, The Six to...

New advice leaflet for Parents of those at risk of self harm or suicide

The leaflet offers tips on how to manage and helplines to contact

Funding for Play Workers to expand their training

The Lady Allen Trust is offering up to two grants of approximately £1,000 per year to play practitioners, who wish to travel to expand their...

Hate Crime - information available in 18 languages

Leafets and crime reporting available in Ukrainian and Russian

Young Person's Guarantee for those 16-24.

The Young Person's Guarantee aims to make sure there is no lost generation in Wales as a result of the pandemic.

Powys Children's Services Integrated Disability Service Review. Deadline 30th July.

The Integrated Disability Service have a short survey to gather your views and feedback.

"Everybody's affected" Report from The Children, Young People and Education Committee in Wales

The Children, Young People and Education Committee in Wales has published a written and video report collating evidence related to peer-on-peer sexual...

Legacy of the Together for Children and Young People Programme

The Together for Children and Young People (2) Programme was set up in 2015 to consider ways to reshape, remodel and refocus the emotional wellbeing...

Welsh Government want to hear what young people think of mental health services in Powys

If you have used mental health services in Powys you are invited to take part in research to gather your feedback on these services as part of the...

Welcome to the first Growing Mid Wales Newsletter

Includes the Mid Wales Regional Skills Partnership (RSP) and the Young Person's Guarantee


More Digital Guide Programme Mental Health Training offered FREE

The respected mental health training The Guide Programme is offered online. The training is offered across two levels of training: Learn and Develop. ...

Community Foundation Wales Funding

The following funds are now open for application:

Fund for Wales - no deadline and is open all year

Powys Community Endowment Fund - next deadline...

Emotional and Mental Health Communnity of Practice

The purpose of the CoP is to provide a forum where colleagues with experience and responsibility in the subject area can:

• Meet together, compare...

Art Fund - Funding to reimagine the engagement with your community post Covid

The Reimagine programme is designed to inspire creativity and increase stability in the sector. It supports organisations to develop or refresh their...

Consultation on Draft HIV Action Plan for Wales 2022- 26.

This is part of the work to develop an action plan and to tackle the stigma faced by those living with HIV.

Head of Children's Services is leaving Powys.

Jan Coles, Head of Children's Services at Powys County Council will be leaving her post to take up a role in Carmarthen.

Supporting Teenagers - new resources for parents and professionals

Teenage years can be full of opportunities, but also changes and upheavals. There is a lot going on physically, mentally and socially that teenagers...

Save the Date! 19th November Young Wales Festival - Celebrating World Children's Day

A festival for all young people across Wales with Young Wales. St Fagans. 19th November - 9am - 4pm

Training offers from Powys County Council

The Social Care workforce training from Powys County Council is offered to third sector partners working in social care

Brecon Beacons National Park are looking for Youth Committee members and Youth Wardens 15-18 years.

Would the young people you work with be interested in this great opportunity? Deadline for applications 29th July.

Mental Health and substance abuse in schools - best practice advice

The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) has produced a podcast episode featuring Dr. Jillian Halliday including discussion on...

Mapping the Voluntary Youth Sector for Wales

Cwvys and the University of South Wales have received KESS funding to map and evaluate the voluntary youth work sector in Wales.

The Anti Racist Wales Action Plan is launched

Welsh Government published the Anti-racist Wales Action Plan, which was co-produced with people from

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities and...

The Children's Commissioner for Wales launches resources for supporting ALN

This covers children's rights and a participation toolkit.

Record number of under 18s referred for mental health treatment study shows

YoungMinds charity has found the number of young people referred to mental health services has reached a record high, according to the latest NHS...

Consultation - Changes to the National Minimum Standards on Childcare

Consultation will include -first aid requirements (Standard 10)

child minders working with assistants (Standard 13) (childminders)


Victim Support - Hate Crime Spring Newsletter

Including information on the first nation wide service for children and young people

Children and Young People with a Learning Disability - Community of Practice

A conversation about how Welsh Government is supporting children with a learning disability - 7th July.

Arts Council Wales, Connect and Flourish Fund with the National Lottery

Connect and Flourish encourages and enables people in communities and places less well-served by the arts to define how they lead, take part in, and...

Two important consultations on food and drink to encourage a healthy Wales

Make sure you have your say on the matter of a healthy food environment and a proposal to end the sale of energy drinks to children udner 16.

Powys Pride Festival 2022 - Saturday 16th July, Llandrindod Wells.

Powys Pride is a volunteer-led effort by and for the Powys LGBTQ+ community with support from Mid and North Powys Mind and Llandrindod Wells Town...

Young People & Substance Use/Misuse training.

Places are available on the ‘ Webinar - Young People & Substance Use/Misuse’

Final call for boooking- Children and young people's network , 6th July 2pm

Come and discuss the training needs of the children's sector. Meet colleagues from all sectors and advertise your service.

Young Wales boards and groups, an opportunity for more young people to join

Young Wales welcomed a group of young people from across Wales for their induction residential in May. The young people have signed up to become...

Study shows better mental health for children who learn to play with others pre school

Giving young children who might be vulnerable to mental health issues access to well-supported opportunities to play with peers, such as play groups,...

What does " Children's Rights" mean to the children you work with?

Children in Wales are calling on children around Wales to help them create an exhibition on Chidren's rights, what could the children you work with...

Play Wales - Beyond Youth Shelters

A report of the recent workshop with Play Wales discussed youth shelters and play provision for teens.

Residents Invited to Cancer Information Days - Welshpool.

The Improving the Cancer Journey in Powys (ICJ) programme team are hosting two events in the county – one in the North and one in the South - so that...

Residents Invited to Cancer Information Days - Brecon

The Improving the Cancer Journey in Powys (ICJ) programme team are hosting two events in the county – one in the North and one in the South - so that...

Celebrating 10 Years of Calan DVS.

This year, South Wales based charity, Calan DVS is celebrating 10 years since in 2012.

Welsh Government help for households with fuel costs

Some of the most vulnerable households in Wales will receive further help with soaring energy bills, as Social Justice Minister Jane Hutt launched a...

Community of Practice- Children and Young People with challenging behaviour

Galwad am Siaradwyr Dydd Mawrth 13 Medi 2022 Cymuned Ymarfer Plant a Phobl Ifanc

Call for Speakers Tuesday 13 September 2022 Community of Practice...

Social Value Forum Funding 2022-23

The priorities for this year are:


The provision of good neighbour schemes offering low level, practical help to people. (Collaboration with Amser i...

Welsh Government consultation - a proposal to end the sale of engery drinks to children under 16

This consultation covers whether:

the ban of energy drinks should apply to children under 16

the ban be widened to consider other drinks typically...

Blog for Infant Mental Health Week 13-19 June

A blog written for Infant Mental Health Week by Jolene Duggan the Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team Lead with Powys teaching Health Board.

Ofcom report on children's online behaviours

The report highlights the major role of the internet in daily life and looks at the benefits and risks. Multiple surveys were carried out including...

Wales Hate Support Centre.

Victim Support have launched the new Wales Hate Support Centre on 11th May, highlighting new ways of working, opportunities for children & young...

Universal Music UK Sound Foundation School Awards

Deadine Wednesday 10th August

Children and Young People's Network

Wednesday July 6th 2pm

Comic Relief Funding

Themes incude Children Thrive and Survive. Gender Justice, A Safe Place to be and Mental Health

Scope call on UK Government to invest in inclusive playgrounds

Scope is asking supporters in England and Wales to sign nation specific open letters addressed to the respective governments.Scope is asking...

Platinum Jubilee Volunteering Award

Are you a national charity working to change the lives of young people aged 16-25?

Do volunteers play a role in making this happen?

If so, then you...

Powys County Council, Amey Consulting and Sustrans Travel looking at safer travel in the Newtown area.

Wanted the thoughts, experiences and concerns of local people on the topic of personal safety.

Services from Hope House

Read the blog from the new engagement officer

Celf Able ask would Art support your mental health?

Help Celf Able understand the value of Art to mental health

Wellbeing of children in care

NICE has produced a guide for social workers and social care practitioners to help support the wellbeing of children and young people in care

Childcare Sufficency Assessment

Your views are sought on the assessment report

Local Giving Support for groups and charities

Fundraising support for community groups and charities

Trauma Informed Wales - public consultation

Trauma-Informed Wales: A Societal Approach to understanding, preventing and supporting the

impacts of Trauma and Adversity


PAVO are managing Western Power Distribution Community Matters Fund

Western Power Distribution is providing £500,000 to support charitable organisations who are addressing the issue of holiday hunger this summer....

Consultation on draft Child Minding and Day Care regulations

Additional offences and updates to be included

Policy changes aimed at making some elements of the regulations fairer and more proportionate

Survey to map the Voluntary Youth Services in Wales

The KESS project - Mapping and Evaluating the Voluntary Youth Work Sector for Wales is a Masters by Research project conducted by the University of...

Updates from NSPCC

Articles from the Caspar newsletter

Groups and organisations are invited to work with Tir Coed

Outdoor Learning and Play at the Elan Valley

Junior Start Well Board

Your help is needed to help recruit new members

Regional Partnership board publishes latest Population Needs Assessment

Includes section specifically on children and young people

Comic Relief Funding

Small grants and organisational growth grants

Training offered by Children in Wales

Safeguarding, child development, understanding the teenage brain, responding to trauma and more

Pride Cymru

Pride Cymru returns on Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August 2022 at City Hall Lawns, Cardiff City Centre.

Free Webinar on Special Educational Needs

From the Mental Health and Wellbeing Show

Children in Wales offer thematic webinars on Children's Rights

First session offered on Food banks - how we got here and what it will take to reduce and prevent the need for emergency food provision

Youth Fund from Paul Hamlyn Foundation

To support young people 14 - 25 facing complex transitions to adulthood

Could you be the next Powys Digital Fellow?

Do you live in Powys? Are you passionate about using digital technologies to improve our health and care system?

Market Stability Report Survey

This survey has been created to gather your views to support the development of a Powys Market Stability Report (MSR) on the sufficiency and stability...

News from Play Radnor - space to hire

Including Community Kitchen and Sensory Room

Children and Young People's Network

Next network 6th July 2pm

Free Business Energy Efficiency Assistance from Severn Wye and Ecodyfi

Funded by the UK Community Renewal Fund

Fully Funded Play Work Training offered by Adult Learning Wales

Courses offered are: Level 2 - Award in Playwork Practice (L2APP), P3 Certificate (Playwork Principles into Practice) and Level 3 - P3 Diploma...

New dates and format offered for Free Guide Mental Health training

FREE mental health training offered to all those working with children and young people.

No Wrong Door - How are we doing?

New Children's Commissioner Rocio Cifuentes has asked each RPB to report on how they are doing against the original No Wrong Door report and...

Children in Wales - call for articles for Summer magazine

The focus of the Summer magazine will be Adapting the Children's Sector workforce in response to new challenges, as a result of Covid-19 Adapting the...

CAMHS National Summit 2022

22nd September 2022

The Commission of Young Lives report - school exclusion and its links to exploitation and other adverse outcomes.

Recommendations include: a new national team of regional development advisors to work with schools, local authorities and health agencies to support...

NSPCC update - the Duty to refer

NSPCC Learning has updated its information on managing allegations of abuse to include more information about organisations’ legal duty to refer...

LGBTQ+ Substance use and Treatment Experience Survey.

The University of South Wales want to find out more about the experiences of LGBTQ+ groups in relation to their alcohol and drug use. The survey also...

Cylch Ti a Fi Opening Grant

Mudiad Meithrin are offering a grant of £1,000 to set up a new Cylch Ti a Fi or to help any Cylch Ti a Fi that is currently closed (and has been since...

Nyth/Nest Newsletter - The Latest Word

The last edition of The Latest Word as Nyth/Nest transitions to Welsh Government

Are you Transgender, Non Binary or Questioning your gender identity?

If so Powys Pride are looking for members to join their informal focus group.

Children's Commissioner for Wales - new resources for Early Years

Resources to support Early Years Settings embed a Children's Rights approach

The Powys Junior Start Well Board is recruiting

Wanted: Young people interested in having a voice on behalf of their peers

Children in Wales - Annual Child and Family Poverty Survey

Surveys for both professionals and children

Play and support for Communities

How can communities work together to improve opportunities for children's play. It has been designed to support communities to enable children, young...

Welsh Government Guidance for Childcare settings - Ukrainian Refugees

The Welsh Government has published guidance to inform childcare providers on how they can support children and families from Ukraine. The advice is...

Safeguarding resource booklet

The Youth Advisory Panel of the Safer Young Lives Research Centre has developed a booklet to facilitate conversations with young people

Choose Kind - National Children's Day theme

National Children's Day UK 15th May

Little Lives UK Funding

Little Lives UK is offering £1,500 to community groups to offer activities for children

Children's Commissioner's Plan 2019-22 evaluation

Read the evaluation of the five points set out in the 2019 plan

Comic Relief Community Fund in Wales

Organisational Growth Fund and Small Grants for Community Groups.

"When I was Your Age" challenges to the negative assumptions around Teenagers in Public Spaces

The new project from Playful Childhoods wants to challenge the negative assumptions often cast on teenagers in public spaces - get involved.

Clore Social Leadership Programmes

Funded courses on social leadership

Training offered by Children in Wales

Training for those working with children, young people and families.

Children and Young People's Network

The next Children and Young People's network Tuesday 26th April 2pm

Summer of Fun - A written Statement by Julie Morgan MS, Deputy Minister for Social Services

Following a successful “Summer of Fun” in 2021 and the current “Winter of Wellbeing”, I am pleased to announce £7m to fund a Summer of Fun in 2022.

Youth Parliament

Watch the first plenary session of the Youth Parliament

Additional Learning Needs Implementation Update

Update on plans for implementing the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal Act 2018 for young people who are post-16.

Wild Skills Wild Spaces

Young People's mental health support from Montgomery Wildlife

Children in Wales - Workforce Development Roundtable

Workforce Roundtable event where Children in Wales seek to understand the impact on the workforce as a result of Covid-19, and consult with the...

ACE Support Hub and Traumatic Stress Wales (TSW) launch a public consultation of Trauma-Informed Wales.

Consultation on the co produced National Trauma Practice Framework for Wales

New Taith Programme launched

The Welsh Government has recently launched its new Taith programme which will enable people in Wales to study, train, volunteer and work all over the...

Charity Commission - proposed new and reworded classification codes for charities

To be a proactive and risk led regulator, the Commission needs to be able to segment the charity sector so we can analyse how different charities are...

BBC Children in Need - Youth Social Action Funding

Funding for a youth led social action project

North Powys Wellbeing Programme Update

Spring 2022 update on the plans for the North Powys Wellbeing Programme

New mental health support service for social care and NHS staff in Wales.

Canopi is a free, confidential service providing access to mental health and wellbeing support to social care and NHS staff in Wales.


Welsh Hate Support Centre Launch

Join Victim Support for the launch of the new service 2022-5

Diverse Cymru commissioned by Welsh Government to undertake a rapid review of its Community Cohesion Programme in Wales

This project aims to: Assess the design and delivery of the Community Cohesion Programme;

Understand how well the programme supports community...

ALN implementation update including new funding for Third Sector

Additional funding for Additional Learning Needs provision







Learning Through Landscapes Nature Grants

Awards of up to £500 are available to provide outdoor learning training and equipment to schools and early years providers in England, Scotland and...

Celebrating Volunteers - Platinum Champion Awards

Nominate a young person who is volunteering

Comic Relief Survey of parents - young people's mental health

Nearly two thirds do not ever speak to their parents about their mental health and parents do not know where to go for support.

BBC Children in Need and Iwill Fund

Support for organisations to embed Youth Social Action

Small Grants Wales

The Armed Forces Covenant network in Wales currently has access to funds to support small grants for projects working in Wales supporting members of...

Welsh Government Apprenticeship Scheme Opening 28th March 2022

The Welsh Government is advertising up to 50 apprenticeship opportunities in March.

Young Money - bilingual financial advice for 11+

To help children begin their learning of financial literacy

Infant Mental Health Week - 13th- 19th June

The Theme is Understanding Early Trauma

Children and Gender Identity - the CASS Review

The Cass Review has published an interim report on its review, commissioned by NHS England in 2020, looking at the services provided by the NHS to...

Together 4 Children and Young People Nyth/Nest event - Trusted Adults

Recording of the event for those who could not attend

A call to action to improve Play for Disabled Children

In a joint position statement, the Children’s Play Policy Forum and UK Play Safety Forum are calling for action to improve play opportunities for...

Children and Young People's Network

Next network meeting: Tuesday 26th April

Meet the Funder

Come and meet the National Lottery and discuss funding

Tender open for Powys Integrated Substance Misuse Service

This includes Powys Young Persons lntegrated Substance Misuse Service for Lot 2

Arts, Health and Wellbeing Lottery Funding Programme re opens 16th March 2022

Supporting high-quality creative projects that deliver health and wellbeing benefits for the people of Wales, the Arts Health & Wellbeing Fund is open...

Ready for Risk?

Free training for those who work with young children.

Anthem Music Funding

Funding for Young People's Music Projects in Wales

Call for articles - Share your good work

Children in Wales Spring Magazine - the topic is Working and engaging with parents and families

Playworkers Forum 2022! Rhayader Powys

The Playworkers Forum is a two-day, residential playwork training event under canvas that gives playworkers the opportunity to learn from each other...

How to encourage young people to vote - Children in Wales Webinar

Children have Rights, Voting is a Right

7 Starts Foundation Grants - Deadline 30th April.

Project grants up to £2,500 are available for smaller UK registered charities working with children and young people aged 16 and under in the areas...

UK Youth Thriving Minds Grant - Deadline 20th March

Grants of between £15,000 and £50,000 for up to 3 years are available to UK charitable organisations to improve mental health support and provision...


A local scheme is hoping that Spider Sandwiches and Dinosaur Spaghetti will encourage children from across Powys to eat healthily.

LGBTQ+ Children and Young People - One quick Question?

Do you feel confident to support LGBTQ+ children and young people with the issues they face?

Wales Mental Health and Wellbeing Forum

Exciting opportunities for young people to join the forum and support mental health and wellbeing across communities

Children , Young People and Education Committee Enquiry

Peer to Peer sexual harrisment

Welsh Government publish Children and Young People's Plan

Full, concise and easy read versions are available

WCVA and Promo Cymru are undertaking a baseline survey of digital use in the Third Sector

This is the first time this has been undertaken in Wales and WCVA are committed to reaching as many people as possible.

Cymorth Cynnar Powys Early Help

Update on Early Help work in Powys from Jan Coles, Head of Children's Services

Children and Young People's Network

Next network meetign 26th April 2pm

A new App for children and young people to help shape their community

The new RPlace app allows children and teenagers to get involved in mapping their community by letting them rate, recommend, upload photos and add...

Welsh Youth Parliament vote on Priorities


Mental health and wellbeing will be one of the three main focuses of the Welsh Youth Parliament over the next two years

The Prince's Trust publishes annual youth index

This looks at young people’s happiness and confidence across a range of areas, from their physical and mental health to working life

Parents, Families and Allies Network

Publish report based on the experiences of parents who have lived experience of children’s social care, professionals who have worked in social care...

Safeguarding LGBTQ+ children and young people

NSPCC Learning has published content to help professionals safeguard LGBTQ+ children and young people.

Latest Update from Nyth/ Nest

Report of previous work and looking forward to coming events

Eating Disorder Awareness Week

28th February - 6th March

LEGO Foundation grants

A global competition to tackle problems in early years development.

Free Story Time Offers from Arts Connection

Craft and Story workshops for 0-5s and their families to enjoy

PAVO offer free Safeguarding courses

1st and 31st of March

Powys Pathfinder - services for 0-7 years

Call for information on third sector services for 0-7 years.

Hold the Date!

The next Children, Young People's Network April 26th

Play Wales Publications

Play Wales produce publications and information sheets to inform and support those working in or with an interest in Children's Play.

Children in Wales Survey

The focus of the survey is to gain an insight into how member organisations have responded to the effects of COVID-19, and their ability to maintain...

ProMo-Cymru - Free Digital Course

ProMo-Cymru - Free Digital Course

Brighter Futures Project

Siawns Teg are very pleased with the number of 16 - 24 year olds engaging with the Brighter Futures Project and the positive impact it has had on the...

Training Needs Analysis

PAVO are working in collaboration with Powys County Council and Powys Teaching Health Board to look at the training needs of the voluntary sector in...

Mid and North Powys Mind - Services for young people

Services now offered to those 11+

Llandrindod Wells to host the first ever Powys Pride on July 16, 2022

Llandrindod Wells is set to host the first ever Powys Pride event this summer, bringing together members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,...

Welsh Government Apprenticeship scheme 2022

Up to 50 apprenticeships will be advertised in March

Consultaion on the use of the Welsh Language

The Welsh Language Commissioner would like to hear about your experiences of having meetings dealing with well-being with your local County Council.

Consultation on the mental health workforce for health social care

The consultation is on the key actions which will form the foundations of the multi-professional mental health workforce plan for health and social...

News from the Prince's Trust

Offers and courses for Young People

Children's Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

7th - 13th February is Children's Mental Health Awareness week - the theme is Growing Together

Youth Parliament Wales

Meet your new members of the Youth Parliament

Project Vote from the Children's Commissioner in Wales

Getting schools involved in parallel elections swith the local elections in May 2022

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation report - Child Poverty

The report finds that: child poverty continues to rise with 4,300,000 (31%) of children in the UK living in poverty

Ending Physical Punishment in Wales

Information for the Childcare and Play Workforce

Connected Communities Funding

For Loneliness and Isolation

WCVA Training- Welshifying your Social Media

Learn how to create catchy and effective content bilingually on social media.

Play Wales Winter Newsletter

Playing for Wellbeing

Home-Start Cymru Groups - New to February 2022

Home-Start Cymru here in Powys are back out and about!

Mental Health Provision for people with hearing loss.

The Welsh Health & Social Care Committee are looking for people with lived experience of hearing loss, or who are deaf, or professionals who have...

Support for young people at risk of suicide

Recent review of possible child suicides in Wales and the support available

Triple Barrier of Mental Health

The Welsh Parliament has announced that its Health and Social Care Committee is launching a new inquiry focused on mental health inequalities across...

Child Protection and Safeguarding

The Welsh Government has published a code of safeguarding practice setting out the government’s safeguarding expectations for all individuals, groups...

Call for young people who have experienced homelessness

End Youth Homelessness Cymru is currently recruiting young people between the ages of 16-25 who have experienced homelessness or have been at risk of...

Victim Support Training

Training offered on Hate Crime, Mate Crime, ASB Crime, Migrants Rights and (open to the public) Understanding your Rights

Giving young children 0-5 a voice - can you help?

If you work with young children Children in Wales would like to hear from you

Yfory - New Youth Arts Project

Mess up the Mess are leading a project to use creative accessible tools to empower young people to ask important questions that are affecting them .

New Chidlren's Commissioner for Wales announced

The First Minister has announced the appointment of Rocio Cifuentes as the new Children’s Commissioner for Wales.The First Minister has announced the...

Child Trafficking

Report from the Independent Anti- Slavery Commissioner and ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking)

Powys Locality Initiative

The Localities Initiative works across the 13 Locality Networks in Powys. These networks have been set up provide a forum for discussion about local...

New Children's Physical Health Report

Experts call for national network of playgrounds

Perinatal survey

Womens Health Implementation Group and the Perinatal Mental Health Network have partnered on a joint ‘Perinatal Health’ project for NHS Wales. Our...

The Latest Word from Nyth

Includes report on the joint session with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales team with Regional

Partnership Boards. The 'Listening' event provided...

Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Plan 2021-2025

Read the plan for safe communities

‘Books About Cancer’ available to borrow from Powys libraries

Powys residents living with or caring for a loved one with cancer are now able to borrow a selection of books recommended by Macmillan professionals...

Children , Young People and Families Network

The next meeting will be Wednesday 19th January 2pm

VAWDASV Consultation

Welsh Government are seeking views on an updated strategy to stop violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.


New year, new skill - late availability BSL courses.

Accessibility Powys are offering introductory BSL classes to staff, volunteers and beneficiaries of third sector organisations in Powys, to start 11th...

Children's Commissioner for Wales

The Chidlren's Commissioner has resources created with young people for young people

Have your say on how Powys combats climate change.

Having declared a climate change emergency and committed to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by 2030, Powys County Council would now like your...

Adferiad -Recovery report on young people's mental health

Young people discuss what they want from mental health services.

Volunteer Involvers Network - January 19th 2022

Join PAVO and discuss the importance of retaining volunteers and exploring solutions to the issues groups are having regarding recruitment of...

Children's Commissioner for England - guide for parents on online sexual harrasement

Since March 2020, thousands of young women have been sharing their experiences of sexual harassment through the ‘Everyone’s Invited’ project. Since...

Children in Wales consultation for parents

Children in Wales is giving parents an opportunity to share their views and feedback on a number of subjects that matter to parents.

ACE Hub offers new post

Secoondment opportunity as Substance Misuse TrACE Lead

BRIFF Newsletter - Wales Safer Communities

Includes Public Safety, Safeguarding, VAWDA, training, events and other topics


A new service from Action for Children

The Child in the City Conference 2022

Call for Papers - could you take part?

HomeStart Let's Be Honest Campaign

Home Start suppports parents and families. The campaign aims to normalise concerns around mental health, loneliness, financial or relationship...

The Welsh Youth Parliament seeks the views of young people

Young People are asked what are their top three priorities for the Youth parliament's work


Grants generally of between £5,000 and £20,000 for UK registered charities working in the area of children and young people, elderly, people with...

Youth Mental Health First Aid Course

Free Online course with self directed materials

Consultation on the future of Ysgol Calon Cymru

Powys County Council are looking at two options

More Powys Health and Care Academy students take up work placements.

A second wave of recruits to the new Powys Health and Care Academy have begun their work placements, supporting hospital services in Llandrindod...

Session Recordings - PAVO's Annual Conference

A BIG thank you to all those that attended and contributed to the various sessions during our Annual Conference that took place last month. 

Community Health Council survey of Young People's Mental Health

Read the survey of young people in Powys about their mental health experiences

Welsh Government funded training for Managers in Social Care

Resilience and Bereavement Support Training

Children, Young People and Families Network

The next network will be Wednesday 19th January 2022. 2-4pm

Action for Children extend their offer of the Guide Digital Programme

The Mental Health Training for those working wtih young people up to 25 years.

Guidance from Social Care Wales on employing those under 18

Links are included in the guidance as this will provide clear advice as to some of the considerations needed when employing people under the age of...

Gender & Sexual Identity Awareness Training

After three very successful and well received day courses last year, Powys County Council is providing funding for three sessions of Umbrella Cymru...

Child Exploitation Community of Practice

Webinar Event Thursday 16th December, 10am - 11.30

Findings from the Third Sector Research Centre

Patterns of Financial Vulnerability in English and Welsh Charities After the Onset of the Pandemic was published on the 19th November by the Third...

Opportunity for Charities in Wales with a £5 million community Asset Fund

Charities in Wales will be able to borrow up to £300,000 to take over community assets in this new scheme.

Creative Lives (previously Voluntary Arts) want to hear from creative arts groups regarding the pandemic

As creative groups start to reconvene after the restrictions of the pandemic, Creative Lives (formerly Voluntary Arts) wants to hear about the issues...

Every Child has the Right to Play

Children’s rights are recognised in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). The convention lists the 42 rights children and...

Cranfield Trust Wales Survey Autumn 2021

Emerging from the pandemic: are you ready to futureproof and fundraise?

Meet the Funders

Opportunities to meet the Community Foundation Wales and National Lottery

News of the Nyth/Nest Framework for Wales

Read the first edition of "The Latest Word"

Becoming Dad

More than half of new Dads in football study feel they have no support for their mental health

Children's Art Club Survey

Can you spare a few minutes of you time?

Powys Support Framework for Children,Young People and Families round 2.

The purpose of this ITT is to re-open the Support Services framework for Young People, Children and Families framework under Round 2. Existing...

Play Wales Impact Report

Read about the great work Play Wales do, and how they can support us all to promote Play

Winter Pressures Grant Fund

The Winter Pressures Grant Fund will aim to directly fund local activity that can help to alleviate pressures, create additional capacity/activity, or...

New TAKE 3 Course

The skills and strategies needed to support teenagers through this challenging life stage

Period Dignity Strategic Action Plan

Welsh Government would like your views

Chidlren's Commissioner response to Labour and Plaid Cymru annoucement

“I welcome many aspects of this agreement, including the expansion of free school meals to all primary school children.“I welcome many aspects of this...

A smoke free Wales

Welsh Government are seeking views on the draft long term tobacco control strategy for Wales, A Smoke-free Wales and the first two year delivery plan...

Looking for a fresh start?

Powys Health and Care Academy currently have lots of great opportunities for bespoke Apprenticeship programmes.

North Powys Wellbeing Survey

People within North Powys are being asked for their views on early plans for a multi-agency health and wellbeing campus in Newtown.

PAVO Conference and AGM 15-19 November

Last chance to book for our week of online sessions and AGM

Winter of Wellbeing Funding offered 0-25s

For activities untill March 31st 2022

Mind our Future Project

Powys Partnership apply to National Lottery for funds to support young people 11-25 with their mental wellbeing

All Wales Play Opportunity Grant

This is a Capital Grant - Deadline 8th December

CDF Funding for 0-5 years annoucned

The Child Development Fund (CDF) is allocating £150,000 to run a Small Grants Scheme in Powys for services supporting 0-5year olds. Deadline 26th...

Tender for Flying Start childcare provision in Powys open

Tender deadline Noon, 1st December

National Association of Children of Alcoholics

1 in 5 children in the UK are affected by their parents drinking

Welsh Government Updates Covid Guidance for Childcare and Playwork

This includes advice on testing children under 5.


Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust’s trailblazing health and wellbeing project, Wild Skills Wild Spaces (WSWS), has attracted national acclaim with a...

New members wanted for Youth Advisory Panel

11-17? Join the Children's Commisisoner for Wales in promoting Children's Rights

Winter of Wellbeing Funding

Powys County Council announce funding for 0-25 for winter of wellbeing

Recommissioning of Children's Advocacy Services

Meet the Buyer event 2nd November

Meet the Buyer

The support framework for children, young people and families is holding a Meet the Buyer event - 16th November 10am.

Powys Mind our Future/ Meddwl Ymlaen project

Support the Powys Partnership by encouraging young people to complete this survey

Trustee Week - 1-5 November

Learn how PAVO can support your Trustees

NSPCC Evaluation of the Speak Out Stay Safe programme

NSPCC Learning has published findings from an independent evaluation of the impact of the Speak out Stay safe (SOSS) service, a safeguarding programme...

Consultation on Access to Health Services by children and young people during the Covid-19 pandemic

COVID-19 has caused major changes in our daily lives. It has stopped us going to school or work, it has stopped us spending time with friends and...

Powys Welsh in Education Strategic Plan 2022 - 2032 is open for consultation

Powys' strategic plan for Welsh in education for the next ten years is in draft format and open for consultation

Children's Commissioner for Wales Final Report

Sally Holland, Chidlren's Commissioner for Wales final report includes 18 recommendations on key areas affecting children and young people in Wales...

Children in Wales Young Volunteer scheme

Children in Wales will develop a Young Volunteer Scheme that will create volunteering opportunities for young people aged 11-25 years across Wales

Welsh Government statement on Equality Funding

From Jane Hutt, Minister for Social Justice

Covid 19 Information on vaccination for children and young people 12-15

Information from Public Health Wales

Do you know about Hopeline UK?

Support by Papyrus to young people under 35 who are experiencing suicidal thoughts

Survey of Play in Powys

Do children and young people in Powys get enough time and space to play?

New parents and Covid Recovery

Uk Parliament Petitions Committee have published a report

The State of the World's Children 2021

A report from Unicef

Welsh Government announce £36.6m to fund initiatives to support children and young people

This will build on the success of The Summer of Fun

Young Person's Mental Health Toolkit

Find resources that provide advice, ideas, and encouragement to help you meet life’s challenges.

Hate Crime Week- 9th - 15th October

See the varied events to raise awareness of this important issue

Beat (Eating Disorder) open new dedicated helpline number and email address for people in Wales

Beat are also now open for longer! The helpline is open 365 days a year from 9am – Midnight during the week, and 4pm – Midnight on weekends and bank...

Powys Support Framework for Children, Young People and Families is open

If you offer support for Children, Young People and Families make sure your organisation is on the framework

Read Victim Support Wales report - It's Soul Destroying

Conversations with children and young people affected by Hate Crime in Wales

Read the Poverty in Children and Young People in Powys Report

The report offers insights into poverty, employment and housing.

Powys Play Sufficiency - Survey for Children and Young People

To inform the three year plan that is formed from Powys Play Sufficiency please share the survey for children and young people as widely as you can

Understanding Hate Crime

Join us for our 2 hour training session with Victim Support Cymru to understand the impact of hate crime on health and wellbeing in modern Wales.

Invitation from Money and Pensions service to join a Financial Education Provision Mapping Exercise

This will build the most comprehensive and up-to-date picture of work taking place across Wales and the UK to improve children and young people’s...

Youth Endowment Fund and Comic Relief launch new fund to prevent child violence

The Youth Endowment Fund (YEF) and Comic Relief plan to spend up to £10m on programmes that prevent children getting involved in violence

What works to reduce violence against women report

Report from Public Health Wales - Violence Prevention Unit

Beat Eating Disorders in Wales

Beat wish to learn more about what best supports children and young people in Wales

The Interim Youth Work Board for Wales’ final report has been published

This builds on the initial report of January 2021

Social Care Wales

Entries are open for the 2022 Accolades

For Nurseries and Play Groups, Schools

Learning through Landscape Trust Grants

Wild Skills Wild Places.

Montgomery Wildlife Trust have an exciting Wild Skills Wild Places series of workshops with sorts of activities including conservation, reserve...

Report of 5th Annual Child and Family Poverty Survey

Children in Wales release their report

Hybrid Working

It is here to stay, so what is the best way of doing it?

Children and Young People's Network- Open Forum

The next network to be held on Tuesday 12th October

Action for Children offer the Guide Digital Programme

Free training on Youth Mental Health

Play Workforce Survey

Last chance to take part - Deadline 17th September

PAVO Youth Led Grants

The Youth Led Grant Scheme is open till 30th September

Presentation and Q&A on Hate Crime

Have you heard about the Hate Crime Charter?

Do you understand the rights of victims?

Are you aware of the impact of Hate Crime on someone's health...

Reading Well for Chldren

The booklist is targeted at children in Key Stage 2 (aged 7-11)

Clwb Cwtch offer from Mudiad Meithrin

For all parents, grandparents and family

New project with National Museum

For all LGBTQ+ 16-15

Training offerd by Cruse

Cruse Bereavment Care offer training on the Impact of Bereavement on Children and Young Poeple

PAVO Youth Led Grant Scheme is Open 14-25

Would the Young People you work with like to apply?

WCVA - A sector response to the LGBTQ+ consultation

Welsh Government are looking for views on the LGBTQ+ action plan

International Tree Foundation open for applications

Funding for community groups and voluntary organisations

Play and Space seminar

Museums, Play and Sufficiency Seminar 6th October

Understanding the impact of Hate Crime.

Join us for an overview of the impact of hate crime on health and wellbeing in modern Wales.

Junior Start Well Board - A survey of services for young people

This piece of work links to the No Wrong Door report from The Children's Commissioner for Wales

Priorities for the Sixth Senedd

The Children, Young People and Education Committee want your views

Children in Wales Training

Check the latest round of training from Chidlren in Wales

Children, Young People and Families Network

The next meeting of the network is 12th October

Powys Play Survey

The survey of Play opportunities for children and young people in Powys helps to inform the next statutory three year plan.

Children and Young People are removed from the UK Shielding List

The Welsh Government has begun to send letters to families about this.

Welsh Government remove the Covid-19 guidance for Playgrounds and Outdoor Play areas

On 27th August the guidance restrictions on playgrounds and outdoor play areas will be removed.

All Wales Forum Workshops for parents

The All Wales Forum for Parents and Carers of People with Learning Disabilities offer two workshops to evaluate the Wales Health Equality Framework

Welshpool COVID vaccination clinic.

Drop in Vaccination in Welshpool Saturday 4th September.

PACT renew project

PACT are pleased to announce the return of the Visiting Mum Project

SAVE THE DATE: PAVO Conference and AGM 2021

15 - 19 November 2021

WCVA Training - The Future of the Workplace, Practical and Legal Considerations

The future of the workplace going forward from Covid 19

NICE open consultation on draft guidelines for disabled children

This applies to disabled children and young people up to age 25 with severe complex needs.

Royal British Legion 100 competition WALES

The Royal British Legion in Wales has partnered with SSCE Cymru to run a creative competition to celebrate their 100th anniversary.

Children in Wales Training

Training offered includes Life Story, Motivational Interviewing and Safeguarding

LGBTQ+ Consultation

Welsh Government consult on the LGBTQ+ Action Plan

Carers UK Survey

A survey for Young and Young Adult Carers

The safety of Women and Girls at Night Fund

Funding available for interventions which focus on preventing violence against women and girls in public spaces at night, including in the night-time...

Bloody Brilliant / Mislif Fi

The Women's Health Implementation Group (WHIG) would like to share with you a resource that we have created, that is available for young people of...

Community Ownership Fund

For community groups to take over community assets at risk of being lost

Welsh Play Workforce Survey is launched

Survey for those who work in Play or Childcare


Have you heard of these grants schemes

The Company of Leathersellers offer two grant schemes

Grants for those working to alleviate ACEs

Training for setting up or refreshing networks

WVCA offer training to all those wanting to start, re start, re energise or refresh their networks

Changes to Swansea Bay Hospitals

Centres of exccellence are proposed for Swansea Bay hospitals

CYPF Network

Sign up for the next CYPF network

National Playday celebrating Children's Right to Play

Resources to help support Play Day 2021

Welsh Ambulance Info Burst for the Summer

Useful summer information from Welsh Ambulance Service

Powys Teaching Health Board - Board meeting and Annual Plan

Powys Teaching Health Board publish their Annual Plan 2021-2

Hate Crime Update

An update from the Hate Crime Network for Dyfed Powys

The North Powys Wellbeing Programme

A recent briefing on the North Powys Wellbeing Programme saw colleagues from all sectors come together.

CYPF Network Meeting July 2021

Report of the meeting and 3rd Sector update from Start Well.

Meet the Funder

An opportunity to meet the funder - Hafren Dyfrdwy

Proposal to reduce speed limit in residential areas

Give your views on the consultation

Powys County Council launch Covid Recovery fund

The Covid Community Recovery Grant has been made available by the council in recognition of the vital role played by the third sector and to help...

Mothers CAN a new network for Climate Change Discussion

Calling all parents who are intereted in Climate Change

Action for Children - Digital Guide Programme

FREE Mental Health Literacy Courses from Action for Children.

Summer of Fun!

FREE Summer activities for all children and young people 0-25

Free to download publications from Play Wales

Play Wales have guides, information sheets and other publications that are free to download for those interested in or with a responsibility for Play.

Play Sufficiency Survey

We need to know what children and young people think about the play opportunities they have in order to improve them.

Social Value Forum Development Fund Open

The aim of the Social Value Development Fund is to fund new or to extend existing social

value sector preventative services and activities.

The Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) Self-Assessment of Service Statement (SASS)

This is a legal requirement for all childcare, child minders and play providers

Papyrus Helpline

Papyrus UK Suicide Prevention Charity Helpline for any young people having suicidal thoughts or those concerned about a young person under 35

Children in Wales Training Offer

Training from Children in Wales includes FREE training on Care Experienced Children: Understanding and supporting children and young people looked...

BBC Children in Need Funding opens

The Main Grants programme opened on 28th June 2021 and the Small Grants Programme opens 16th August 2021

LGBTQI+ Short survey

Please share this survey which will inform the new role of LGBTQI+ co-ordinator at Powys County Council

Improving Outcomes for Children

Welsh Government publish a legacy report of this programme of work.

Princes The Trust Offers this month

The Princes Trust offer courses for young people 16+

Climate Change Newsletter

Includes Eco Schools opportunities and Local Places for Nature Grants

Mind our Future Grant Programme from the Community Fund

A new £10 million grant programme aiming to put young people in the lead is announced

Clore funded online Leadership Programme

Clore Social Leadership in partnership with the Wales Co-Operative Centre are bringing a fully funded online leadership programme exclusively to...

Tackling Child Exploitation in Powys

A new Child Expolitation Strategy for Powys

Children's Services Front Door Service

Powys County Council have confirmed the change of name and number for Children's Services Front Door

Powys Volunteer of the Year Awards are open!

Do you know a young person who volunteers their time, why not nominate them for this great award?

Summer of Fun Funding opportunity - DEADLINE 24th June

Funding is offered to provide play and activities for 0-25 in the summer holidays

The Children, Young People and Families Network

The next meeting of the network will be Wednesday 19th October at 6pm.

Children, Young People and Families Network

Reminder to book your place

The children's Commissioner for Wales report - Coronavirus and Me

This copy of the report has the data filtered for Powys

The Community Health Council are aksing for young people's views on mental health services in Powys.

The Community Health Council is the watchdog that looks at all health services for people living in Powys.

How is life in Powys for the young?

The Junior Start Well Board are looking for young people 11 - 17 years living in Powys who would like to have their say about life in Powys, the good...

Update on Trusted Charity Mark (previously PQASSO)

WCVA have published an update on the Trusted Charity Mark for those who hold the award and those undergoing assessement

Welsh Youth Parliament calls for young people to tell them the issues to debate

The Welsh Youth Parliament are asking young people what is important to them for their area.

Ending Physical Punishment in Wales

The Children (Abolition of Defence of Reasonable Punishment) (Wales) Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 20 March 2020 and will come into force on...

Free training from Children in Wales

Children in Wales have a new website where you can find out more about the courses and book online. They are offering Free Training on Children's...

New Domestic Violence Intervention Hub

The Mid and West Wales Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Strategic Board are supporting the newly formed partnership between...

Welsh Government survey for Parents and Toddler groups

In moving to Coronavirus Alert Level 2 and the resuming of parent and baby/toddler groups, Welsh Government are keen to explore how these groups are...

New Youth Led Grants

Looking for young people 14-25 to help decide which Youth Led projects will be funded in this year's Youth Led Grant Scheme

Consultation sessions on the Welsh Government’s draft Race Equality Action Plan

The Welsh Government has proposed a vision for an anti-racist Wales which includes many actions to improve racial equality in Wales.

Training from Play Wales

Accessing the therapeutic power of Play

New Services from Beat ( Eating Disorder charity)

Beat announce a range of new free services and workshops designed to support families and carers supporting a loved one with recovery from an eating...

Children, Young People and Families Network

The next meeting of the CYPF network will be Tuesday July 6th 2-4pm

Homestart Cymru offer support to Dads

New Dads online group from Homestart Cymru

New service fron Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust

The natural way to Wellbeing

Playworkers Forum 2021

Play Wales are taking bookings for their face to face outdoor Play Workers Forum 23rd June 2021 at The Willow Globe, Rhayader Powys.

What do children think about their access to Health Services during the pandemic?

Children in Wales are running a consultation with children and young people all over Wales, asking for their experiences of accessing health care...

Children and Young People Now Awards

The Children and Young People Now Awards are open, why not nominate your project/ team?

Action for Children offer more free places on the Digital Guide Programme

Free training on Mental Health Literacy for young people offered by Action for Children.

Social Prescribing and Young People Report

"Wales Youth Social Prescribing , Sport and Physical activity"

The Right Way from the Children's Commissioner for Wales

A framework for working with children and young people in Wales

Opportunities offered by The Prince's Trust

Opportunities for 16-30 year olds training, development and funding.

Job vacancy - Action for Children

Action for Children have a job vacancy in their Powys CAN Outreach project for a Community Development Worker in South Powys (Brecon and surrounding...

Pobl Trust funding open

The Pobl Group funding for Chidlren and Young People

Training offered by Children in Wales

New dates for training

Call for Papers for Play Conference 2021

Planet Play, the University of Birmingham and Childhood Network have put out a second call for papers for the Play Conference

Relate Services in Powys

Relate offer counselling services to children, young people and adults in Powys

Knighton is my home / Tref-y-Clawdd yw fy nghartref

Knighton Community Centre were awarded a small grant from the Welsh Government’s Community Cohesion Project and a Steering Group was formed in...

Relate services in Powys

Relate Cymru can support all relationships in Powys

The Guide : Youth Community

Developing mental health literacy as a life long skill

Wales Safeguarding Procedures Training Offer

If you work with children and young people in Powys then you can join one of our free training sessions.

Children's Commissioner calls for "Summer of Fun"

The Children's Commissioner for Wales together with Urdd Gobaith Cymru and Sport Wales have called on the Welsh Government to support with funding a...

Calan DVS offer new service

Calan DVS offer the Arc Trac service for children and young people

Know someone who would be a great Youth Rep?

Newtown & Llanllwchaiarn Town Council is looking for 2 Community Youth Representatives


Additional Learning Needs Code and Regulations approved

On 23 March the ALN Code and regulations were approved by the Senedd. Along with the ALN Act 2018, the code and regulations will create the statutory...

State of Play report

A report on play during the pandemic by Great Ormond Street Charity.

Project Vote!

Project Vote is a parrallel Senedd elections for young people 11-15 year old.

Early Years Action Group Manifesto 2021

The Early Years Action Group, convened by Children in Wales and comprising BookTrust Cymru, Early Years Wales, Home Start Cymru, Mudiad Meithrin,...

Consultation on Changing Places Toilets and Baby Changing Facilities

Are there enough Changing Places Toilets or Baby Changing Facilities? Welsh Government is planning to increase the number and asks for your views.

Healthy Start

Not all families who are elligible are claiming the Healthy Start vouchers

Teenagers, Play and Lockdown

What can Jake , Jed , Elliot and Ianto tell us about what helped their wellbeing in lockdown. Playful Childhoods report looks at how teenagers coped. ...

Give a little time….make a big difference to a foster child with additional medical needs

Could you provide short breaks or daytime support for foster carers who care for children with additional needs?

Autism Support Telephone Service

Great new national virtual support service for parents/carers, adults and young people with a diagnosis or undergoing diagnosis of ASD.

Update Additonal Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Act

Kirsty Williams , Minister for Education - I am informing Members that I have today ( 2nd March 2021) laid the Additional Learning Needs Code and...

Free training from Public Health England

Public Health England have launched free training on Psychological First Aid for children and young people

Eating Disorder Week 1st - 7th March

This year the focus is on Binge Eating Disorder, an often-misunderstood illness that 1 in 50 of us will experience in our lifetime.

Future Skills Festival – “The Place of Technology in a Changing World”

This virtual festival is available to all young people across Wales aged 16-30

Coronavirus and Me – Results of Welsh Government January 2021 survey

In January Welsh Government asked children and young people in Wales to share their views and experiences of the latest Coronavirus lockdown through a...

Changing Places toilets and baby nappy changing facilities

Welsh Government want your views on increasing provision of Changing Places toilets and baby nappy changing facilities in certain types of buildings.

Prime Minister appoints Dr. Alex George as Youth Mental Health Ambassador

The Prime Minister has today appointed Dr. Alex George as a Youth Mental Health Ambassador to advise government and raise the profile of mental health...

Signs of Wellbeing Partner Events

We are running a series of Signs of Wellbeing 2 day Introduction to Approach and 5 Day Planning training events for partners.

New Pilot Crisis Prevention Service in Brecon.

The service provides a place of safety when an individual is in mental health crisis but does not need a medical intervention or the support of...

Youth Music Incubator Fund

New Opportunities for Youth Music Funds

Reading Well and Bibliotherapy in Wales - Free Webinar

Join national charity The Reading Agency and a panel of speakers on 3 February for an in-depth look at bibliotherapy and the impact of the Reading...

County Lines and Exploitation sessions

County Lines and Exploitation information sessions being held in February 2021.

An opportunity for 16-25 year olds to be Youth Entrepreneurship Agents

The Youth Entrepreneurship Strategy for Wales (YES) 2010-15 led a programme of work to inspire and support the next generation of entrepreneurs in...

Start Well Children and Young People’s Officer

We're delighted to welcome Lucy Taylor back as our Start Well Children and Young People's Officer.

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Llandrindod Wells

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